Yosemite Meditations For Adventurers

Yosemite Meditations for Adventurers
Yosemite Meditations for Adventurers

Published : 2014-06-10
Amazon Price : $9.95

Words, it long has been said, take a backseat to photographs, but a collection of messages tied to the landscape of Yosemite National Park rise above the pictures.

In Yosemite Meditations for Adventurers we're presented with a pocket book showcasing Michael Frye's photos from throughout the park and accompanying thoughts from such renowned individuals as Susan Sontag, Helen Keller, Walt Whitman, John Muir, and others.

While many of the photos are riveting, the messages accompanying them are even more so inspiring and thought-provoking. Here are a handful of those to encourage you to head outside and experience not just Yosemite, but the outdoors in general:

"All the wide world is beautiful, and it matters but little where we go...The spot where we chance to be always seems the best." -- John Muir

"The best climber in the world is the one who's having the most fun." - Alex Lowe

"Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable." -- Helen Keller

"Should you be hesitant to get your boots on rather vertical trails, it's time to adjust your thinking." -- Sharon Giacomazzi

"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out just how far one can go!" -- T.S. Eliot

"To the lovers of learning, life is pure adventure shared with adventurers." -- Pearl S. Buck

"And the purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reachout eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience." -- Eleanor Roosevelt

This is a wonderful little book to inspire you to not just seek adventure, but to push your limits just a little.

Amazon Detail : Product Description
The spirit of adventure is alive and well in Yosemite — all one needs to do is walk off and find it. But "adventure" need not mean scaling The Nose of El Capitan. The vast park is simply an adventurous place, with something for everyone. This pocket companion, brimming with Michael Frye's lush photographs paired with inspired quotes, captures the adventurous essence of Yosemite and the sense that something wonderful is waiting just over there. With a foreword by the legendary Royal Robbins, the book features writers, thinkers, and bona fide adventurers, including:
John Muir
Sir Edmund Hillary
Susan Sontag
Galen Rowell
Bill Bryson
Lynn Hill
Ron Kauk
Walt Whitman
Edward Abbey
Eleanor Roosevelt
Cheryl Strayed
Enid Michael
Renny Russell
Sharon Giacomazzi
Mark Jenkins
Lillian Smith
Pearl S. Buck
Terry Tempest Williams
Alex Lowe
R. Mark Liebenow
Peter Croft
Diane Arbus
T.S. Eliot
Richard Hovey
Wendell Berry
Helen Keller
Norman Clyde
Yvon Chouinard
Scot Miller
Howard Thurman
Robert Browning
Lito Tejada-Flores
Corita Kent
Joseph Campbell
Sigurd F. Olson
Frosty Wooldridge