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Thursday, February 2, 2023

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, February 2, 2023

The North Pole: Sitting on Top of the World, #68
NP #68
In our transition from Franz Joseph Land to Novaya Zemlya, there was navigable open water, but there were also numerous huge icebergs. As the crossing was a multi-day passage, we saw dozens, many larger than this one.


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Wednesday, February 1, 2023

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, February 1, 2023

THE SONORAN DESERT:  Visiting with Don Juan #146
Sonora #146:
A big barrel cactus stands guard over this dry river bed trail I am following.


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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!




Wednesday, February 1, 2023

GETTING LOOPY:  Cruising One of North America’s Greatest Driving Loops, #92
GETTING LOOPY, #92:  
The sandstone terrace where we established our second camp in the Escalante wilderness has a nice shallow pond (last post) with relatively warm water in which we can swim, but the terrace is also pockmarked with some sizable potholes, many of which have partially filled with water, and the hot sun has truly heated them up. To Talja’s delight she found one that she could fit into and so for her, it was like taking a good hot bath.


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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

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, January 31, 2023

NO PEBBLE MINE, Pictures from Ground Zero #542
NO PEBBLE MINE #542: 
In the deep backcountry of the Wood Mountains, Pacific storms delver a lot of water and snow. There are rivers and small lakes everywhere, and dense vegetation blankets the landscape. Trees, dense shrubs, and tundra cover everything. Seldom do any rocks or soil become visible, and this growth goes to the very top of most mountains.


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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, January 31, 2023

THE TONGASS:  Stop the Cut, There are Salmon in the Trees, #336
Tongass, #336:  
Just past Girdwood on the road that parallels Turnagain Arm, there is a short road that turns east and goes through a tunnel in the mountain emerging in the town of Whittier. I find nothing attractive about Whitttier, but I don’t go there to stay in the town. I go there to catch the ferry that will take me across Prince William Sound to a town I do like very much, Cordova. Cordova is small in size but big on fishing, and besides a harbor full of boats, there are several fish processing plants at the waterfront Anywhere fish are processed there are a loi of birds and in the case of Cordova, thousands of seagulls as you cab see here, flocking the water behind Travis and Talja.


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Monday, January 30, 2023

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, January 30, 2023

The Chattahoochee National Recreation Area – A River Runs Through It #26
Chattahoochee #26
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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, January 30, 2023

Denali:   Crown Jewel of our National Parks #30
Denali #30:  
Having left the snow-covered summits at the heart of the Alaska Range, we are flying over fall colored foothills and feeder streams whose waters will eventually join the McKinley River. The McKinley River is sizable, and one of several obstacles to be dealt with for climbers approaching the Denali climb from the north side.


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