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3,000 Kilometers South, Part One

Three years ago, I stood in the quietest place I’ve ever been, having arrived here because we saw a volcano on the horizon and drove towards it, found a dirt road and followed it, further and further back, till we found ourselves at the barren base of the volcano. Evening of Day Two in Patagonia…[..]

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Heated Socks & Other Life Lessons

I am walking through a snowy aspen grove wearing a camo jacket and backpack and carrying my bow

I wrapped up my hunt season in six inches of fresh, feather light powder. So light it seemed to step aside for me as each foot landed one in front of the other. It was an idyllic morning, even though it was cold and there were a grand total of zero ungulates to be found.[..]

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Ticking Time

a forest of aspen trees with their white bark rising up from a field of tan colored dried out tall grass

You don’t need a time keeper in Nature. The sky, the trees, the bugs, the animals, they keep the time. All you need to do is look to them. Have the bucks dropped down below 10,000 feet? Must be nearly October. Have the grasses and plants gone brittle? It’s September. Does the moose have a[..]

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Collecting Lessons

kate hiking up a rocky mountain with a bright blue sky in the background and a green valley down below

I sat crouched behind a bush, waiting, hoping I was in the right spot. I looked down and saw at my feet a plantain (the plant, not the fruit). It had been chewed all the way down to the center. I smiled imagining the deer that had stood right here having that snack. Everything eats[..]

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