We and the Earth are made for each other. The technosphere and the biosphere are not fundamentally opposed; they are designed to dance together, to overcome all barriers to an impossible synergy…and now is the time to make our move.
It’s hard not to see the mark of magical craftsmanship in germinating seeds and unfurling flowers, in the living synchrony of a climaxed forest, and in the quilted diversity of the Earth’s biomes.
By being aware of the environmental impact of our gear, and then experimenting with alternatives or abstaining completely, we can make our backcountry experience more intentional. This kind of awareness allows us to harmonize more deeply with our Mother Earth.
The town of Boulder (6,700’) is nestled up on the flanks of Boulder Mountain (11,316’) to the west of Capitol Reef National Park and just north of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in the vast south-central Utah sandstone canyons and mesas. Boulder is also the base camp for the Boulder Outdoor Survival School (BOSS, https://www.boss-inc.com) that (continued…)