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

By Tom Harmer

North of Santa Fe, the hot Mexico panorama is framed via 4 excessive mountains. even supposing they're sacred to the Tewa Pueblo Indians, the 4 peaks are in several bureaucratic and cultural zones, which means each one top draws viewers yet few non-Indian tourists stopover at multiple of the mountains. Tom Harmer’s chronicle of mountaineering 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 different view of a montane woodland not like any on the earth, the place mountain, simple, and wasteland biota converge. open air fans and armchair tourists alike will appreciate Harmer’s distinctive account of his backpacking experience, 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 is usually the writer of Going local and What I’ve regularly identified: dwelling in complete wisdom of the Earth. He lives in northern New Mexico.


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

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