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  • Mountains And Rivers Without End: Zhangjiajie Forest And Wulingyuan UNESCO Site

    I decided to find the place that influenced Chinese landscape painting, so I went to Zhangjiajie in Wulingyuan.

  • Arizona High Elevation Big Mountains

    “Easterners conditioned to view Arizona as a land of desert, cactus, sunset-colored mesas, and deep canyons are astonished at the loftiness of its peaks and the extent of its high-altitude spruce and pine forests.” I jotted down this note this from an archaeology textbook that I no longer remember the name of. Though even through [...]

  • Up Mt. Washington

    Boston, Massachusetts, USAJuly 29, 2007“Yes, Blake was right: Discretion was nothing but a “rich, ugly old maid wooed by incapacity.” How much more entertaining it was to woo Folly.” -Richard Halliburton, The Royal Road to RomanceThis is the ridge that we walked to get to Mt. Washington. Why climb only one peak when you can [...]

  • Tai Shan pilgrimage

    Qingdao, Shandong, P.R. China5.07.2007It is said that all Chinese want to climb Mount Tai Shan at some point in their lives. It is the holiest of the five sacred Taoist peaks and is, therefore, the most climbed mountain in the world. So Mira and I figured that we would add our footprints to the old [...]