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Keep Close to Nature’s Heart….

Written by: Colby Brown / Leave a Comment

John Muir once said, ““Keep close to Nature’s heart…and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” I think it is easy for most of us to lose that sense of connection with the “wildness” that John Muir so passionately talked about. Life is a complicated and dynamic, always changing and moving in a direction, but sometimes you have to force yourself to stop what you are doing and truly embrace all things nature.

I was born in Berkeley, California in 1982 and although I grew up on the California coast, my truest sense of home has always been in the mountains. Whether it was the Sierra Nevada’s, the Cascades or the Rockies…I have always been able to find my peace with the world when hiking through these granite temples.  A lot of people think that my life is hectic, with all the traveling….all the packing…all the jet lag. But what most people don’t realize is that these trips are meditative to me. Today I leave for a 12 day exploration into Yosemite National Park to walk in the shoes of John Muir…to wash my spirit clean…

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