Robert Macfarlane is a British writer, PhD at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
He’s also much smarter than you and I.
Macfarlane’s first book, Mountains of the Mind, was published in 2003 and won the Guardian First Book Award, the Somerset Maugham Award, and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award. …
The Wild Places was published in September 2007. …
The Old Ways: A Journey On Foot, the third in the ‘loose trilogy of books about landscape and the human heart’ …, was published in June 2012 …
Landmarks, a book that celebrates and defends the language of landscape, was published in the UK in March 2015. …
I started Old Ways … Found it brilliant, eloquent, academic intimidating, dense. Too much for me, in fact. I didn’t finish.
It’s as much poetry as prose.
Some day I’ll download all Macfarlane’s books to Kindle. Read them in the tent on a long, long, long hike.
I’m expecting an honorary PhD in the outdoors for that study. 🙂
… set to a quote by legendary conservationist John Muir, and narrated by infamous mountain climber, Lou Whittaker.
Click PLAY or watch it on Vimeo.
related – Sierra Club – John Muir
Titcomb basin connects a series of trails to deliver hikers to a granite stronghold of alpine lakes and Wyoming’s tallest peaks. The fishing is excellent. The elevation gain is minimal. Dogs are allowed in the Wind River Range, a rarity for wilderness areas in the U.S. …
Click PLAY or watch a very well edited trip report on YouTube.
Titcomb basin is a popular destination for mountaineers, there to climb those beautiful peaks.
I enjoyed Keith Foskett’s PCT and Appalachian Trail books so couldn’t resist when offered this book for free. (Kindle edition)
In this book he shares a collection of trips, thoughts and observations from his award-winning blog. From the extremes of the New Mexico wilderness to his beloved South Downs in England, he observes the world with clarity, hope, daydreams and humour.
With tales of local history, the changing of the seasons, facing death and pursuing his chosen path, this is a glimpse into one man’s unfaltering passion to follow his dreams.
His local favourite 100 mile hike. The micro-adventure he discovered connecting paths around his village. His failed attempt on the Continental Divide Trail.
Foskett explains why we hike as well as any author.