Moving With Your Mind In The Land

How a solo traversal of two mountains in the North Cascades helped connect me with the land where I live.

The author wading across a more tame section of the North Fork of the Nooksack River near its headwaters at Icy Peak (L) and Mt Shuksan (R) - Photo: iPhone 11 Pro camera triggered remotely by an Apple Watch

All humans evolved within complex land based cultures over deep time to develop a brain with a capacity for over 100 trillion neural connections of which we now only use a tiny fraction. Most of us have been displaced from those cultures of origin, a global diaspora of refugees severed not only from…