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Friday, December 2, 2022

Weekly Post, "The Daze of My Life: Robert Glenn Ketchum, An Autobiography"

The Daze of My Life:  Robert Glenn Ketchum, An Autobiography


Biographies are studies of someone's life based on cumulative research. Good ones may reveal something, but probably barely scratch the surface of what actually went on. The internet is allowing me to do something VERY different. 
~Robert Glenn Ketchum




Friday, December 2, 2022

The Daze of My Life:  Robert Glenn Ketchum, An Autobiography #333
Daze, #333:  
While NRDC’s Earth Day ads ran in the London Financial Times, simultaneously they ran ads two days in row in the New York Times. Needless to say they created quite a buzz among the mining community and the shareholders of the companies named in the ads, Anglo American, and Rio Tinto. This was just the beginning of this campaign. In 2006 I also started blogging about the NO PEBBLE MINE campaign with a new posting every week, and now I could do it in concert with NRDC. NRDC’s west coast director, Joel Reynolds, also began blogging in the Huffington Post, so these companies were under attack from many directions.


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An Alaskan Summer with Russell Daggatt, Kayaking, and Camping Adventures in Glacier Bay, and Hiking on Kruzof Island by Robert Glenn Ketchum

An Alaskan Summer with Russell Daggatt, Kayaking, and Camping Adventures in Glacier Bay, and Hiking on Kruzof Island by Robert Glenn Ketchum




To attempt some interesting kayak adventures, Carey and I needed a camp assistant, so Russell joined us to help.  
~Robert Glenn Ketchum




Friday, December 2, 2022

An Alaskan Summer with Russell Daggatt, Kayaking, and Camping Adventures in Glacier Bay, and Hiking on Kruzof Island #44
Glacier #44:
During our days of exploring Johns Hopkins Inlet by kayak, Carey, Russell Daggatt, and I, discover some amazing ice and rock features. Here is a huge vein of Fool’s Gold that has been beautifully polished by a glacier.


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Thursday, December 1, 2022

Weekly Post, "Welcome to Hotel California: Some Pictures from My Backyard" by Robert Glenn Ketchum

Welcome To Hotel California:  Some Pictures from My Backyard
by Robert Glenn Ketchum


I was born and grew up in Los Angeles. As my professional career developed, I traveled around the world working on various commissions, but seldom had opportunities to work in California. Nonetheless, I always came back “home,” and when there, I occasionally took pictures. For ten years I also taught a photography workshop on the Mendocino coast that provided some great visual moments as well. There is no “project” unifying these images, they are just my way of showing, “You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.”   
~Robert Glenn Ketchum




Thursday, December 1, 2022

Hotel California, Some Pictures from My Backyard, #171
California #171:  
Salt ponds at the southern end of the San Francisco Bay.

 
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The North Pole: Sitting on Top of the World by Robert Glenn Ketchum

  The North Pole:  Sitting on Top of the World

by Robert Glenn Ketchum




In 1998, and again in 2002, I had the opportunity to visit The North Pole, Franz Josef Land, Novaya Zemlya, and Yuzhny. Both times the journey was made possible aboard a nuclear Russian ice-breaker. These were unusual voyages into a strange-beautiful landscape, like no other on the planet, so hop aboard, and I will take you to some places you might not ever see otherwise.  
~Robert Glenn Ketchum




Thursday, December 1, 2022

The North Pole: Sitting on Top of the World, #59
NP #59
Above the gravel shoreline a tundra-like meadow opened up a significant area to explore. I say “tundra-like” because this covering of mosses and other interwoven plants, was not like tundra I had experienced elsewhere in the Arctic. The tundra I had previously walked upon in Alaska the throughout the Northwest Passage was spongy and your steps sank into it, but here, at Cape Tegetthof, this tundra was rock hard, and really just a shallow covering over the rocky plain of the meadow. Most likely, because we are so far north, and it is colder, and darker, much of the year, this covering grows like this to survive. Perhaps it is also caribou, and polar bear proof.


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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 #425+)

 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:  
The Chattahoochee forest is complex and very biodiverse. There is a little bit of everything.


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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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