MoJo Travels

Reflections in the Snow From the Nation’s Capital

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The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – TACOMA PARK, Md. — Camped out in the media van surrounded by a foot of snow, there’s finally time and space in the schedule to reflect a little on the events of the past week and look ahead for a few minutes at the future. The plan…

Clay County Search and Rescue Squad Comes Through for Lost Hikers

Secret Vistas – By Glynn Wilson – TALLADEGA NATIONAL FOREST, Ala. — The night was quiet and still except for the owls hooting and the coyotes howling off in the distance when we let the fire burn down in the Turnipseed Campground and climbed into bed Sunday evening after hiking to Cheaha Falls during the…

The Butterfly Effect and Climate Change

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By Glynn Wilson – LAKE GUNTERSVILLE STATE PARK, Ala. — In a scene near the end of the film Havana, Robert Redford as the professional poker player Jack Weil mentions the Butterfly Effect from Chaos Theory when saying his final goodbye to Lena Olin as Bobby Durán. “I believe it,” he says. “I believe a…

A Groundbreaking Year for Environmental Journalism and Activism

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The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – It’s been one of the most interesting and groundbreaking years in a long time for environmental activism, environmental journalism and the Sierra Club nationally and in my home state of Alabama. Since I made the decision to cross the line and join the club to get personally…

Secret Vistas: Waking Up on Lake Lurleen

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By Glynn Wilson – LAKE LURLEEN, Ala. – Jefferson and I woke up camped along Lake Lurleen in the State Park named after Alabama’s only female governor, Lurleen Burns-Wallace, and I snapped these photos with the new iPhone early in the morning as the dog took a swim. Unfortunately, this state park has yet to…

Spring Forward: An Alternative Plan for the Future

The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – While the vernal equinox and the first day of spring is still 10 days off, since Daylight Savings Time begins today and the weather has warmed up and the sun’s shining for a change around here, let’s just say spring has sprung in Alabamaland and be done…

The Big Picture: We Can Save the Planet and the Economy Too

Who Needs Jobs on a Dead Planet? – Bill McKibben at the front of the march – The Big Picture – by Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following folks from all over the country willing to travel thousands of miles and brave freezing temperatures and a bone chilling wind to march from the Washington…

About 35,000 March on Washington for Action on Climate Change

Watch the video here… Bill McKibben at the front of the march, with Sierra Club president Michael Brune behind him [click on the image for a larger view … more photos below]… By Glynn Wilson WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 17 – During President’s Day weekend and in freezing temperatures and against a brutal wind, more than…

Scotland to Celebrate 175th Anniversary of John Muir’s Birth

“One touch of nature makes all the world kin.” – John Muir, in The Cruise of the Corwin (1917) Chapter 3 (echoing William Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida: “One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.”) – By Glynn Wilson – Under the Microscope – It has come to my attention that there will be…

Where Oh Where Have All the Wildlife Gone?

A stuffed owl on the wall of the Cheaha State Park Restaurant – The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – LAKE CHINNABEE CAMPGROUND, Ala. — Sitting quietly by the fire in the woods on a windless, moonlit night, with only the sound of firewood crackling and coon dogs off in the distance — and…

Talladega National Forest Still At Risk From Fracking?

BREAKING DOWN for the MOJO ROAD – We’re heading into the woods for a few days for more photos and video footage from the Talladega National Forest, at risk from natural gas fracking. Happy Thanksgiving. A spokesperson for the U.S. Forest Service confirmed Tuesday that the Bureau of Land Management is still planning to hold…

Maiden Voyage of the Roadship Washington

A Lake Coleman campsite, just a short walk through the forest to the lake Secret Vistas by Glynn Wilson When the summer heat begins to fade away, the days grow shorter and the leaves start falling from the trees and changing colors, I don’t know about you but it’s hard to resist packing up the…

Van Camping Along Highway 64 in the Birthplace of Conservation

Glynn Wilson A mountain meadow along the Davidson River during the spring blooming season. (Click on the images for a larger view. More photos and videos below.) Secret Vistas by Glynn Wilson ASHEVILLE, N.C., March 25 — Sitting in a camp chair in front of the computer by the French Broad River, one of those…