Today’s self assignment:
The Great Marsh is a long, continuous saltmarsh in eastern New England extending from Cape Ann in northeastern Massachusetts to the southeastern coast of New Hampshire. It includes roughly 20,000-30,000 acres of saltwater marsh, mudflats, islands, sandy beaches, dunes, rivers, and other water bodies.
You can support the preservation of open space in the Boston area by contacting these organizations: Mass Audubon, The Trustees, Essex County Greenbelt
Photographed in 1979 for AMC Guide to Country Walks Near New York by William G. Scheller, Appalachian Mountain Club Books.
I’ve been thinking about a solo trip I took to Glacier National Park about 10 years ago. There were no more than 25 glaciers to see and identify; a small fraction of the 150 or so glaciers estimated to have inhabited the park about 100 years ago Some scientists are predicting that the number of measurable glaciers in the park will be zero within our lifetimes. To deny the existence of global warming is criminal. Government and business leaders who ignore the warming planet should leave their posts, willingly or not.
The colors this year in Eastern Mass have been on the dull side I regret. But I know I can almost always find a winner in the nearby woods.