The best part of photography as a hobby is that you have to go out and spend time where the photos are! I have done a lot of backpacking and whitewater rafting, and have many photos from places that are reachable only by significant effort. But all the photos in this book were taken from roads or short, level walks of less than a mile - the major effort here was in developing patience, learning the rhythms of the seasons and the habits of wild animals and geysers. The process has guided my spiritual development, and has done much to shape my personal philosophy of living, which I share in the written portions of this book and dare to call wisdom. Time spent among these timeless mountains truly opens your eyes to wonder and your heart to God!