PJ Wetzel

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Gender Male
Industry Environment
Occupation Author, hiker, and Retired PhD NASA Earth Scientist
Location The Cloister at Three Creeks, Blue Ridge Mountains, United States
Introduction “Ponder the path of thy feet."

— Proverbs 4:26

Welcome. This site is about traveling the natural way—on foot.

“…the walking of which I speak has nothing in it akin to taking exercise, as it is called, as the sick take medicine at stated hours—as the swinging of dumb-bells or chairs; but is itself the enterprise and adventure of the day."

— Henry David Thoreau

Our compulsion to walk, to seek out new horizons, is the defining characteristic of our species. We are the ape who left the trees to explore the world. Walking upright led to tool use, agriculture, community, and technology. Sadly, with each new step, we are straying further from the sustainable ways of our ancestors.

“ …walk in a way that … print[s] peace and serenity on the Earth. Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet."

— Thich Nhat Hanh

Walking leaves minimal impact. Today, most of us travel in machines, swarming over the land, not caring. This blog is meant as a reminder, a warning, and a call to return to a way of balanced living that is in harmony with our world.

Interests living simply, sustainably, maintaining a big epic Sci-fi / Fantasy / Action-Adventure called "Eden's Womb" (my 'life-work' and my vision for the future), hiking, advocating for walking and for a fully interconnected trail system in the United States.