Dawn in the Red River Gorge Geological Area
Greetings, all! I am back, my apologies for lack of activity. I have been acutely focused on my job, and though I have much to contribute here, I haven’t been able to until recently. It really picked-up in May, and more in June and July with visitor usage in the Red River Gorge. Now that summer break is coming to a close, things are starting to level out. However, there is still a lot to do.
I have also had to cope with some emotional stress. Thankfully, the friendships I have forged steadied me through the rough seas in my mind. I have always considered myself a “lone wolf”, but whilst I enjoyed my job last year, I had no one to share my passion with – this job gave me that opportunity. I owe a lot to the people I worked with, and to those with whom I continue to work. I have learned the value of true friends, 4 of whom are now moving on with their lives. If these wonderful people are reading this post right now, I want to extend my most sincere thanks to them. When my light faded, they rekindled my love of the natural world, which in turn sparked the blaze of enlightenment – a realization and knowledge that everything in our lives is connected.
I have made a few changes to this site, and you may or may not have noticed photobucket claiming that I have made “excessive” 3rd party hosting here, hence the reason why some photos have been replaced. I am also considering changing the name of this site. The main reason why is because my career will allow me to travel all over the US, and I don’t see myself staying in the northeast in the foreseeable future. As it is, my folks, now retired, are preparing to leave Connecticut. And me? Well now….there’s a lot of wilderness I haven’t yet experienced. As John Muir once said, “the mountains are calling, and I must go”.
I have at least two articles I need to catch up on, one of which is a report on a recent backpacking trip. I will post them here as soon as I can.