By Tom Harmer

North of Santa Fe, the recent Mexico panorama is framed via 4 excessive mountains. even though they're sacred to the Tewa Pueblo Indians, the 4 peaks are in numerous bureaucratic and cultural zones, this means that each one height draws viewers yet few non-Indian tourists stopover at a couple of of the mountains. Tom Harmer’s chronicle of mountaineering all 4 of those mountains in a single summer—Sandia to the south, Chicoma to the west, Canjilon to the north, and Truchas to the east—offers a different view of a montane woodland in contrast to any on the planet, the place mountain, simple, and wasteland biota converge. outside fans and armchair tourists alike will enjoy Harmer’s distinct account of his backpacking event, during which this sixty-two-year-old Anglo discovers the realities of complex cultural legacies, ecological demanding situations, and human foibles counterpoised opposed to his personal strengths and frailties.


Tom Harmer can be the writer of Going local and What I’ve constantly identified: residing in complete knowledge of the Earth. He lives in northern New Mexico.


“This is a ebook of excessive event that lures the reader right into a profound expertise of the movement of Nature. it's a incredible bioregional instruction manual that finds the traditional background and sacred caliber of the fatherland of El Norte. And it's a robust own mirrored image that compels us to protect this mythic panorama from those that could flip fatherland into money.”
-- Jack Loeffler, writer of considering Like a Watershed

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