This is NOT just another hiking travelogue…P1080009

Yes, you will find stunning images of the natural world, much of it from above treeline where I feel most alive. My hope is to inspire those who live in environments where Nature’s ways are less accessible, less obvious, or just wildly different.

But, to avoid simply viewing the natural world as a museum, Alpine Mystic is also a steady exploration of our place within it. I will be uncovering why frequent immersion is not just a feel-good thing, but perhaps critical to our well being.

Screen Shot 2015-01-31 at 7.09.46 PMModern civilization has clearly lead the typical person away from natural rhythms and movement. There is much delicious convenience to be appreciative for these days.

However, we have to ask ourselves a question: “At what cost?”…to our health and the ecosystems we rely upon.

Using the knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology I acquired while becoming licensed to work in the physical therapy field, I offer prescriptions on how to increase the agility, mobility, and durability it takes to safely travel rough terrain.

Alpine Mystic is an expression of yang & yin. I like to think of it simply as output and input. Sometimes the best places take some effort to find – output. Then, sensing the qualities of that place requires paying attention – input.

Hence, “movement and stillness in nature; a different approach to the summit.”

My regular hiking partners:

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  1. I can’t begin to thank you enough for stopping over and following my humble blog-o-thing! I wish you the very best, be inspired and please take care.

  2. I very much agree with your view of nature and our part in it and our need for it and for understanding our role… I find my connection in the garden as you find yours on mountainsides… Glorious photography – thank you for sharing your journey and the sights you see with the rest of us!

    • Thank you for the kind words! When not clambering, you will find me in my garden attempting to mimic what I observe in the wild. I’m glad to have found your blog and look forward to seeing your progress!

      • That’s very much what I keep working toward as well. I spent a lot of time in the woods as a kid and I’m trying to recreate it in my garden… It’s a worthy effort, I think, and an interesting challenge… I hope we are both successful!

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