Lost in the Winds

by Harriet Greene


Howie WolkeWind River Range, Bridger Wilderness, Pinedale, Wyoming: 
The West was drier than it had been in years. Two nearby fires were almost under control. Elkhart Park was closed as well as the south entrance to Yellowstone, nowhere near our direction. After thirteen hours on the road we arrived at our friend’s home in Jackson Hole where we would spend the night. Our gear was unloaded, our food figured out, our backpacks packed and our age-old list, checked off, making sure everything was in order for an early departure in the morning.
In Hoback Canyon, ten miles south of Jackson, fire-fighting camps lined the highway  and heavy smoke obscured the landscape. As the haze cleared, two sandhill cranes materialized in a meadow and watched us drive by, unconcerned at all the activity around them. 
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Guest — Theresa DeLuca
Keep nature clean, quiet, and unspoiled! The way it should be!
Friday, 27 August 2021 18:00
Guest — Theresa DeLuca
Nature must be left alone. It has worked for centuries until motorized vehicles and uncaring humans started interfering with it!... Read More
Thursday, 26 August 2021 12:29
Guest — Theresa DeLuca
Correction: on this Planet!
Friday, 27 August 2021 17:55
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The Boundary Waters

by Suez Jacobson

Howie WolkeA long wait – almost 50 years – to learn

How deeply and completely

The wild magic of the Boundary Waters

Could burrow.

A self-identified mountain girl

Lost to still, flat black water

Contained by granite outcroppings

Layered in midnight green pines

Topped with iridescent spring birches.


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Guest — Ken Martin
Great News!!!
Tuesday, 29 June 2021 16:32
Guest — William Hilliker
I wish there were some pictures to accompany the Boundary Waters post. I've wanted to go there for about 50 years.
Wednesday, 02 June 2021 19:11
Guest — Mary Townsend
I could feel the silence as I read this. It reminds me of a trip my family took to a national forest several years ago. We stopp... Read More
Monday, 31 May 2021 09:45
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