Wild Wilderness

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…

Mississippi Hunter Pleads Guilty to Wildlife Hunting Violations

OXFORD, Miss. – In response to my column the other day mentioning the National Geographic show “Wild Justice,” the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service forwarded this release about a Mississippi man found guilty of illegal hunting. Pass Taylor Jr., 78, of Sidon, Mississippi, pleaded guilty on December 3 to five counts out of 30 wildlife…

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…

Four Days and Nights Camping by Lake Chinnabee

Glynn Wilson An autumn view of the Lake Chinnabee campground with no one around (click on the image for a larger view) Secret Vistas by Glynn Wilson LAKE CHINNABEE, Ala. — It drizzled rain in the dark all the way from the Oxford, Alabama exit off Interstate 20 through Munford on Highway 21, making it…

Bush Administration’s Assault on Wild Forests

Once again, the Bush Administration has launched an aggressive assault on America’s natural heritage, according to the Wilderness Society. This time the attack is on the last remaining wild forests in the U.S. Earlier this year, the Administration released its final plan to completely overturn the Roadless Area Conservation Rule opening almost 60 million acres…