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October 22, 2013 § 1 Comment

“Ultimately, I found my instincts mirrored in a line from Thoreau: ‘My needle…always settles between west and south-southwest. The future lies that way to me, and the earth seems more exhausted and richer on that side.”  – Phillip Connors

 

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Shasta and Shastina from Castle Crags

Shasta and Shastina from Castle Crags

http://geotripper.blogspot.com/2013_09_01_archive.html

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“It is not an unusual life curve for Westerners – to live i n and be shaped by the bigness, sparseness, space clarity & hopefulness of the West, to go away for study and enlargement and the perspective that distance and dissatisfaction can give, and then to return to what pleases the sight and enlists the loyalty and demands the commitment.”  – Wallace Stegner

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Armstrong Pass to Freel Peak

Armstrong Pass to Freel Peak

http://bikecarson.com/2010/08/09/armstrong-pass-to-freel-peak-on-the-tahoe-rim-trail/

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“…the Sierra, a region so quiet and pristine that we have the sense of being the first human beings ever to set foot in it. We fall silent ourselves in its midst, as if conversation in a place of such primaevl solitude would be like talking in church.”  – Jim Fergus

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