In these eighteen illuminating essays, some of Colorado's most accomplished novelists, essayists, and poets write in intimate detail about their most poignant experiences in the Colorado wilderness.
Readers are given access -- both physically and spiritually -- to settings that inspire reverence for and contemplation about one's relationship to the land. From above tree line in the Rawah Mountains down into the broad San Luis Valley, from the Western Slope to the high plains in the east, the reader is taken on a vivid journey through a rich assortment of Colorado's awe-inspiring landscapes.
The book belongs on the bookshelves of tourists, outdoor enthusiasts, and Coloradoans -- both long-time residents and newcomers -- who seek to apprehend something in nature that is larger than themselves.
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