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Wilderness Wisdom

Wilderness Wisdom


I have been fortunate enough to have learned from the wilderness. Distance running, backpacking, trail exploration...all this has taught me some valuable lessons. It also has created a closeness with some special people I have shared these adventures with. It is hard to imagine that these bonds of love and friendship could have been any stronger, formed in any other way.

This painting was made for a dear friend who knows this as well as I. She has shared multiple wilderness backpacking experiences with a particular friend, including the one depicted in this location on the eastern side of the Sierras. Together, they have experienced nature with all its beauty and treachery, including life-endangering situations which they conquered together. Their memories and bonds of friendship that were strengthened through these adventures will never fade.

Never miss an opportunity to get out and hike.

margie Lopez read