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By Tom Harmer

North of Santa Fe, the hot Mexico panorama is framed by means of 4 excessive mountains. even though they're sacred to the Tewa Pueblo Indians, the 4 peaks are in several bureaucratic and cultural zones, because of this every one top draws viewers yet few non-Indian tourists stopover at a couple of of the mountains. Tom Harmer’s chronicle of hiking 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, simple, and desolate tract biota converge. open air lovers and armchair tourists alike will take pleasure in Harmer’s special account of his backpacking experience, within which this sixty-two-year-old Anglo discovers the realities of advanced cultural legacies, ecological demanding situations, and human foibles counterpoised opposed to his personal strengths and frailties.

ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS

Tom Harmer can also be the writer of Going local and What I’ve regularly recognized: dwelling in complete knowledge of the Earth. He lives in northern New Mexico.

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“This is a e-book of excessive event that lures the reader right into a profound knowledge of the move of Nature. it's a outstanding bioregional instruction manual that finds the typical historical past and sacred caliber of the place of birth of El Norte. And it's a strong own mirrored image that compels us to shield this mythic panorama from those that might flip place of origin into money.”
-- Jack Loeffler, writer of pondering Like a Watershed

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