A long-time member, Sue shares a sampling of the many outdoor adventures she and her husband have shared over the years, including a Broads’ trip, where they learned about cryptobiotic soils, which changed the way they hiked. During this time of social distancing due to Covid, she emphasizes the importance of getting out into nature to deal with daily stresses.
Jeff Sambur, a writer, blogger, and Great Old Bro, pays tribute to his father, telling a story about a white pine that inspired Jeff’s career path and lifelong love of trees. Visit Jeff’s blog, A Wandering, Wondering Jew at http://jeffsambur.blogspot.com where he writes about trees, travel, and life.
Barbara shares the story of her visits to Africa, and one trip when she volunteered to work with an HIV orphanage as a nurse consultant. She learned listening and humility and saw the amazing resilience of the people she served
Penni shares a story about her road trips through the beautiful Kananaskis region of Canada and how natural places are important to helping people cope with the isolation and constraints brought on by coronavirus.
Susan tells the story of Little Water Canyon, one of the region’s treasures filled with huge old-growth trees, rich bird life, and plant species not typically found in the area. She talks about efforts to protect the canyon and her work identifying invasive species in the Sandia Mountains.
Eliza is encircled in a riot of living color on a hike in the Adirondack Mountains. She sagely advises that we all celebrate “the wild” within us.
Betsy Caplan, now in her 80s, tells the story of when she climbed not just one, but two of Colorado’s formidable 14’er peaks in one day when she was 53.
Valoree tells a story about attending a “Broadwalk” in Escalante, Utah where she made life-long friends who worked together to make a building disappear. She shares the importance of being in nature and bringing wildness into our lives. Learn more about Broadwalks HERE.