The rivers flow not passed, but through us,
thrilling, tingling, vibrating every fiber and cell of the substance of our bodies,
making them glide and sing. - John Muir
Of all of the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt. - John Muir
I only went out for a walk, and finally concluded to stay out until sundown,
for going out, I found, was really going in.
- John Muir
"The clearest way into the Universe is through a
forest wilderness." -John Muir
With every walk in nature one receives far more than he seeks,
Sometimes, you find yourself in the middle of the wilderness.
And sometimes, in the middle of the wilderness,
you find yourself.
Check out the picture of my tent above. It's called a Tensegrity-2-Elite tent from Sierra Designs. I was looking for a super light weight tent and this one uses hiking poles as the structure. It weighs only 2 lbs. 3 oz! Bonus feature of the large front overhang is that it allowed 3 of us to cook our dinner under it and stay dry out of the rain. I saw it last January at Outdoor Retailer Winter in Salt Lake City. For more information check out the video below.
Heading towards Cathedral Pass. at 9,700 feet
I'm a 19 year old second year at University of Virginia. I wrote this blog when I was a Junior at Cardinal Newman High School in Sonoma County, California. I am an Eagle Scout and an avid adventurer with a passion for the outdoors. In the summer of 2015, I backpacked the John Muir Trail, raising funds to help take 14 underserved kids on a wilderness adventure with