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The Earth has Music for Those Who Listen

The author of these words was George Santayana, whose birth name (born in Madrid, Spain, 1863) was Jorge Agustín Nicolás Ruiz de Santayana y Borrás.  He lived his life as a philosopher, poet, and novelist. He was the author of 61 distinct works. Santayana was also the guy that coined the phrase “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned ... Read More »

Andy Hawbaker – Sierra SocialHub

By T.J. Fraser Hiking, like most endeavors, has its own “community.” We access this community in such ways as joining a hiking group, taking part in educational programs or just hitting the trail with a small group of friends. And, as everyone reading this knows, we can also “meet” each other online. And what do we want when we come ... Read More »

Scott Steen – CEO of American Forests

By T.J. Fraser The great John Muir once said, “Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world,” which eloquently encapsulates the hiking experience for many of us. However, in vast areas throughout the nation, the “new world” Muir spoke of is undergoing drastic changes. Climate change, insect infestation, invasive species, disease and deforestation are threatening our natural ... Read More »

Kristin Hostetter – Gear Editor / BACKPACKER Magazine

By T.J. Fraser. Let’s say you’re thinking about taking in a movie, you don’t know what to see and don’t want to waste your money on a “maybe.” You’ll probably do one of two things. Either ask a friend whose opinion you trust or check out some reviews. If it’s the latter, you’ll more than likely seek out an “Ebert,” ... Read More »