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A Walk Around the Horizon: Discovering New Mexico's by Tom Harmer

By Tom Harmer

North of Santa Fe, the recent Mexico panorama is framed through 4 excessive mountains. even supposing 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 mountain climbing 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 distinct view of a montane woodland in contrast to any on the earth, the place mountain, simple, and wasteland biota converge. outside fans and armchair tourists alike will savor Harmer’s distinctive account of his backpacking event, during which this sixty-two-year-old Anglo discovers the realities of advanced cultural legacies, ecological demanding situations, and human foibles counterpoised opposed to his personal strengths and frailties.


Tom Harmer can also be the writer of Going local and What I’ve continuously identified: dwelling in complete expertise of the Earth. He lives in northern New Mexico.


“This is a publication of excessive event that lures the reader right into a profound know-how of the circulate of Nature. it's a fabulous bioregional instruction manual that unearths the common historical past and sacred caliber of the place of birth of El Norte. And it's a strong own mirrored image that compels us to safeguard this mythic panorama from those that may flip place of birth into money.”
-- Jack Loeffler, writer of considering Like a Watershed

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