Note: as I always feel compelled to do, I should point out that I do not have any financial interest in this undertaking – just an appreciation for good work done for the right intentions.
For what I would hope are obvious reasons, I have a lot of sympathy for those who try to earn a few extra bucks by providing something valuable for fellow backpackers. In the past I’ve recommended Erik the Black, Inga Aksamit, as well as host of other micro-businesses. In that vein, Id like to introduce you to Dr. Ray Kenny, a professionally registered geologist and professor of Geology at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. (Note: I have visited that school; my step-daughter had it on her list of candidates during the summer between her junior and senior years in high school. The campus is gorgeous!)
Dr. Kenny and his wife did a thirty-one day trip in the Sierra Nevada last year that included much of the John Muir Trail and many side trips. That inspired him to create some tee shirts, each with a pithy aphorism attributed to John Muir himself, as well as some of his own original art. My two favorite appear on this page, but all of them are terrific.
If it’s time for a new tee-shirt, why not check out one of these:
Good hiking, Ray