This week’s featured thinker is Ian Sanderson, a recent high school graduate, living in Taos, New Mexico. Ian’s recent research for a high school environmental science class took him winter camping with Nathan Wooldridge to William’s Lake to study the relationship between snow pack and its importance in the planning and safety of snow sports. William’s Lake is an alpine lake in Taos, New Mexico located high in the Sangre de Christo mountains below Wheeler Peak in the Wheeler Peak Wilderness of Carson National Forest. Read more….
Some of you may recognize where this photo was taken – at the western border of the Latir Wilderness Area, north of Questa, New Mexico. This week’s Featured Wilderness Thinker, Victor Mascareñas, takes us deep into the Latir Wilderness with his cows and into his family’s land-based heritage; all in a 6 minutes 40 seconds PechaKucha presentation video!
A fifth-generation farmer on the New Mexico/Colorado border, he writes, “Like an old fashion cattle drive, our cows must walk almost nine miles before reaching the mountain meadows, reaching 12,000 feet and higher. I am blessed that my four children have experienced this adventure and pray there will be many more generations to go.”
Join Victor and his family on their trek into the Sangre de Cristo mountains. Read more….
He says, “In the context of wilderness – children are an endangered species.” His presentation, given as part of the Thinking Wilderness Pecha Kucha night in Questa in summer 2014, highlights efforts to reintroduce children to their native habitat through Localogy’s various youth programs. See More….