Tuesday, January 29, 2013


Taylor's Peak, Humboldt County, 2012

I often saw this view from one of the facilities where I worked. Almost every time I went to the site, I was treated to a frequently changing view of the mountain. Sometimes it was wrapped in fog or brushed with clouds. Occasionally it was blanketed with snow, but always it emitted an aura of the sacred.

One time about fifteen years ago, I think the breeze whispered the true name of the mountain. That was about the time when protesters were attempting to stop the logging of the remaning old growth Douglas Firs on its and the surrounding hills slopes. This is near the headwaters of the north fork of the Mattole.