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Join me as I rifle through my pack and show you the essentials I carry on every hike. These are the essentials EVERY HIKER should carry on every hike. Hiking has inherent risks, but we accept them because we know the rewards far outweigh the risks. The risks can be mitigated by carrying the essentials. They are few, and they are light. But they are important and just might save your life if you run into trouble outdoors. I will take each essential item, explain what it is and point out why it is important. I will also provide examples of how I have used these items in the past and how I have come to select the specific versions and brands I have today. These questions, and a whole lot more will be addressed: What is better? A water bottle or hydration system? What if I run out of water? What is the layering system? What kind of fire starters are there? What is best? Do I really need to carry a map? THIS CLASS IS MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH YOUR GENEROUS DONATIONS. CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO MAKE A DONATION TO a·foot: https://secure.meetup.com/afootsfabq/contribute/ Thank You!
According to a quote by Quin Li, "In Japan, we practice something called forest bathing, or shinrin-yoku. Shinrin in Japanese means “forest,” and yoku means “bath.” So shinrin-yoku means bathing in the forest atmosphere, or taking in the forest through our senses." "We all know how good being in nature can make us feel. We have known it for centuries. The sounds of the forest, the scent of the trees, the sunlight playing through the leaves, the fresh, clean air — these things give us a sense of comfort. They ease our stress and worry, help us to relax and to think more clearly. Being in nature can restore our mood, give us back our energy and vitality, refresh and rejuvenate us." And that will be the purpose of this outing. We will begin with a short hike along the Black Canton, about 1.5 miles. We will conclude by having breakfast and conversation within the campground. Bring breakfast and hot beverage. Bring warm layers and gloves. Quotes courtesy of: https://time.com/5259602/japanese-forest-bathing/ Observe COVID-19 protocol: No carpooling. Wear a mask at all times except to eat or drink. Distance yourself at all times from others by at least six feet. ASSUMPTION OF RISKS By attending this hike, I agree a·foot | santa fe and abq hiking group is not responsible in any manner for any risks related to COVID-19. I understand that the World Health Organization has classified the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic. I further understand that COVID-19 has a long incubation period which carriers of the virus may not show symptoms and that the virus is a highly contagious and dangerous disease, and that contact with the virus that causes COVID-19 may result in significant personal injury or death. If I contract the virus, a·foot | santa fe and abq hiking group is not liable. If I have a fever, shortness of breath, a dry cough, a sore throat, headache, loss of taste, or smell or other flu-like symptoms, I will not attend this hike.
Terry Tempest Williams is one of the great voices in support of nature and public lands. She will be reading from her new book: "Erosion". Note, a·foot is not hosting this event; just conveying the info. You may RSVP here to show that you are attending, but you must also register using the link below to retrieve the password: https://www.writingxwriters.org/event-details/readings-by-writers-terry-tempest-williams About the Event Terry Tempest Williams is the award-winning author of Erosion: Essays of Undoing; The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks; Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place; Finding Beauty in a Broken World; and When Women Were Birds, among other books. Her work is widely taught and anthologized around the world. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, she is currently the Writer-in-Residence at the Harvard Divinity School. She and her husband Brooke Williams divide their time between Cambridge, Massachusetts and Castle Valley, Utah. Photo © Louis Gakumba via www.coyoteclan.com
I am hosting a watch party. Join me for a viewing and conversation on the first episode of Ken Burns series THE NATIONAL PARKS: AMERICA'S BEST IDEA. It is a great history lesson on the origin of our National Parks combined with spectacular cinematography. Episode 1. The Scripture of Nature [masked]) In 1851, a band of Indian fighters in California encounters a place of astonishing beauty, setting in motion events that bring other newcomers to Yosemite Valley: artists, writers, entrepreneurs, tourists, and eventually John Muir, who becomes a national voice for preservation. Meanwhile, reports emerge from Wyoming Territory of a fantastical place at the headwaters of the Yellowstone River. An exploration confirms the rumors, and in 1872 Congress creates the world's first national park at Yellowstone, but does nothing to provide for its protection. In 1886, General Phil Sheridan and the U.S. Cavalry ride to the park's rescue. THE NATIONAL PARKS: AMERICA'S BEST IDEA is a six-episode series produced by Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan and written by Dayton Duncan. Filmed over the course of more than six years at some of nature's most spectacular locales – from Acadia to Yosemite, Yellowstone to the Grand Canyon, the Everglades of Florida to the Gates of the Arctic in Alaska - THE NATIONAL PARKS: AMERICA'S BEST IDEA is nonetheless a story of people: people from every conceivable background – rich and poor; famous and unknown; soldiers and scientists; natives and newcomers; idealists, artists and entrepreneurs; people who were willing to devote themselves to saving some precious portion of the land they loved, and in doing so reminded their fellow citizens of the full meaning of democracy.