April 17, 2007
April 22nd is Earth Day and this year it looks like global warming has
finally made it into the media spotlight as a legitimate news item,
at least there hasn't been this much attention given to environmental
issues in the mainstream media since the inception of Earth Day back
in 1970. Seems like green is the new black (fashion joke there, sorry)
and it's about time, too. For me Earth Day is certainly about pondering
one's own carbon footprint, but primarily Earth Day has always meant
exploring and appreciating large tracts of unspoiled wild places; going
to those places, and experiencing non-civilization and undeveloped landscapes.
I like to go to the places where the only sound you can hear is the
deafening pulse of blood rushing through your ears.
Tres Alamos Wilderness, Arizona
Carrizozo Wilderness Study Area, New Mexico
A younger version of me, descending the Bright Angel trail, Grand Canyon
come Friday. For now I'm off to Milwaukee.