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By Tom Harmer

North of Santa Fe, the recent Mexico panorama is framed through 4 excessive mountains. even supposing they're sacred to the Tewa Pueblo Indians, the 4 peaks are in numerous bureaucratic and cultural zones, because of this each one height draws viewers yet few non-Indian tourists stopover at multiple of the mountains. Tom Harmer’s chronicle of mountain climbing all 4 of those mountains in a single summer—Sandia to the south, Chicoma to the west, Canjilon to the north, and Truchas to the east—offers a special view of a montane wooded area not like any on the earth, the place mountain, undeniable, and barren region biota converge. open air fanatics and armchair tourists alike will get pleasure from Harmer’s exact account of his backpacking event, within which this sixty-two-year-old Anglo discovers the realities of complex cultural legacies, ecological demanding situations, and human foibles counterpoised opposed to his personal strengths and frailties.


Tom Harmer can also be the writer of Going local and What I’ve consistently identified: residing in complete wisdom of the Earth. He lives in northern New Mexico.


“This is a publication of excessive event that lures the reader right into a profound expertise of the stream of Nature. it's a really good bioregional instruction manual that unearths the average historical past and sacred caliber of the native land of El Norte. And it's a strong own mirrored image that compels us to shield this mythic panorama from those that could flip place of origin into money.”
-- Jack Loeffler, writer of pondering Like a Watershed

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