Range of Light Carries on a Rich Ecological Tradition

One century ago this month, on December 24, 1914, America’s greatest pioneering naturalist died in Los Angeles at age 76.  John Muir was a true Renaissance man – a botanist, geologist, engineer, inventor, rancher, explorer, ecological thinker, and writer whose … Continue reading


Manitobah: Making Mukluks, Building a Legacy

Thousands of years ago, Inuit, Yupik, and other Native peoples inhabiting what is now Canada had to make it through some of the coldest winters on Earth.  So they invented a winter boot called a mukluk.

In 1997, when he … Continue reading


With Traditional Snowshoes We Value Our 6,000-Year Tradition

In his seven-minute YouTube video, which has already received 12,000 views, Canadian snowshoe guide Dave Marrone makes the strongest case yet for traditional snowshoes. Marrone declares that traditional snowshoes are “lighter, more comfortable, and have better float” and “don’t slip … Continue reading