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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Weekly Post, THE SONORAN DESERT: Visiting with Don Juan by Robert Glenn Ketchum

THE SONORAN DESERT:  
Visiting with Don Juan
by Robert Glenn Ketchum



In 1988, I was contacted by Luther Propst, Director of the Rincon Institute of Tucson, AZ, who asked me if I could help them devise a campaign to protect a part of Saguaro National Monument from a massive real estate development that would disrupt substantial habitat.  I did so, and we not only succeeded in mitigating the development, we added 30,000 acres to the monument, and got it upgraded to National Park status.  While doing this work, I fell in love with the Sonoran Desert, returning to it repeatedly, and visiting the many varied parts of it in Arizona, Mexico, and Baja, CA.  This is the tale of those visits. 
~Robert Glenn Ketchum




Wednesday, November 30, 2022

THE SONORAN DESERT:  Visiting with Don Juan #137
Sonora #137:
Another extravagant garden in the rocks. These islands in the Sea of Cortez seem harsh, but it does not keep the gardens from being vibrant.

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Weekly Post, GETTING LOOPY: Cruising One of North America’s Greatest Driving Loops by Robert Glenn Ketchum

 GETTING LOOPY:  Cruising One of North America’s Greatest Driving Loops 

by Robert Glenn Ketchum

One of the greatest camping and hiking circuits to drive in the entire country, starts from my home in Los Angeles, passes through Nevada, into Utah, and on to Arizona, before heading back to LA. Along the way you can visit 3 state parks, 6 national parks, 1 national monument, and 1 national recreation area. If you wanted to put in some extra miles, you could add another national park, 2 more national monuments, and 2 more national recreation areas. I will call out the latter as we pass them, but my images will introduce you to all of the former. Come take a drive with me!



November 30, 2022

GETTING LOOPY:  Cruising One of North America’s Greatest Driving Loops, #83
GETTING LOOPY, #83:  
Scrambling down into a dry creek bed, the walls loom hundreds of feet above us.


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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Weekly Post, NO PEBBLE MINE Pictures From Ground Zero by Robert Glenn Ketchum (Posts #426+)

 NO PEBBLE MINE Pictures From Ground Zero by Robert Glenn Ketchum


Since 1998, I have been working to protect southeast Alaska, and the fishery of Bristol Bay. The fishery is an annually renewable, BILLION-dollar-a-year industry that employs thousands and thousands of workers in multiple states. 2021 provided the largest commercial salmon catch in history (64-million+). There is no intelligent reason to allow the proposed development of the Pebble mine to go forward and imperil these resources. The United Tribes of Bristol Bay, the United Fishermen of Alaska, Trout Unlimited, Trustees For Alaska, and the Natural Resources Defense Council, all oppose the development. Even Alaskan Senator, Lisa Murkowski, has stated her opposition. The momentum is building. Now is the time to SAY NO TO THE PEBBLE MINE permanently! 
~Robert Glenn Ketchum




Tuesday, November 29, 2022

NO PEBBLE MINE, Pictures from Ground Zero #533
NO PEBBLE MINE #533: 
Having spent several days on the Kanektok river with river rangers, they drop me back at Quinhagak, the Native village at the mouth of the river, where I have arranged for a pilot to pick me up and fly me above the river, back into the headwaters, which are part of what you see here. After a productive flight we begin our return towards the mouth and experience an afternoon with some great light. This pilot is going north after he drops me at the village, and I intend to go south, so another pilot will come for me in a couple of hours.

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Weekly Post: THE TONGASS: Stop the Cut, There are Salmon in the Trees (#201+) by Robert Glenn Ketchum

THE TONGASS:  Stop the Cut, There are Salmon in the Trees
by Robert Glenn Ketchum


In 1985, I began a 2-year commission to explore the Tongass rainforest, the largest forest in the United States Forest Service (USFS) system AND the largest temperate rainforest in the world. It was a unique, old-growth environment under siege from industrial logging. The resulting investigative book I published helped to pass the Tongass Timber Reform Bill, protect 1,000,000 acres of old-growth, and create 11 new wilderness areas. This is the story of how that was achieved.
~Robert Glenn Ketchum




Tuesday, November 29, 2022

THE TONGASS:  Stop the Cut, There are Salmon in the Trees, #327
Tongass, #327:  
Many of the small towns in the Tongass have unique characteristics. They all have waterfronts that harbored numerous boats, but there are other colorful things as well, so I would wander around on the docks to explore all there was to see. This is quite a collection of floats, ropes, and wire baskets.


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Monday, November 28, 2022

The Chattahoochee National Recreation Area – A River Runs Through It by Robert Glenn Ketchum

The Chattahoochee National Recreation Area – 
A River Runs Through It
by Robert Glenn Ketchum



In 1985, I received a commission from Tom Cousins, a significant Atlanta real estate developer, collector, and on the board of the High Museum, to photograph the Chattahoochee National Recreation Area, which includes part of suburban Atlanta.  
~Robert Glenn Ketchum





Monday, November 28, 2022

The Chattahoochee National Recreation Area – A River Runs Through It #17
Chattahoochee #17:  
The Chattahoochee forest is complex and very biodiverse. There is a little bit of everything.


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Denali: Crown Jewel of our National Parks by Robert Glenn Ketchum

 Denali:  Crown Jewel of our National Parks

by Robert Glenn Ketchum





Starting in 1985, I spent 24yrs. visiting Alaska several times each year. Of the many places that I went, my favorite was to stay at Camp Denali, where I often lectured and taught workshops. These images were all created during those numerous visits.  
~Robert Glenn Ketchum




Monday, November 28, 2022

Denali:   Crown Jewel of our National Parks #21
Denali #21:  
On cold fall nights Wonder Lake often steams. As it is directly below the ridge on which Camp Denali is built, it is an easy walk down, and on this particular morning the steaming lake has frosted much of the tundra. When the sun reaches here the frost will melt off in minutes.


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