The wonders of nature offer great sources of healing and inspiration—and have always lifted my heart and spirit.
My two nature books, with fabulous photography by John Fielder, have one purpose: to give you the feeling of really being on the trail — in two of the most remarkable wilderness areas on the planet. To Walk in Wilderness takes you on a month-long trek into the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness in Colorado. Through my poetry and daily journals, and John's brilliant photographs, we hope to bring to life this remarkable region of wildflower meadows, river canyons, and snowy peaks.
Rocky Mountain National Park — A Hundred Year Perspective gives you a unique historical view of one of America's most wondrous natural treasures. My writing and John's photographs are set beside the evocative journals and photographs of Enos Mills, a homesteader and trail guide from a century ago who worked tirelessly to protect the whole area as a national park.
"I feel far more joy at having lived this day —
than grief at having lost it."
— from To Walk In Wilderness by T.A. Barron