King's Canyon Encounters.

Last night I was speaking around the Solstice fire of my love for wild places and how radically different my awareness is when I am hiking alone in regions where humans are not naturally top of the food chain. 

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Paul J Howell
Healing

I think healing - when it starts properly and moves from mere catharsis - the initial psychological blast of unintegrated emotional power surging as energy is released and we shake awake a little more; is a long ongoing process.

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Paul J Howell
The Hoh Rainforest - Dec' 2016

This web site came into being after an encounter with the Wild in the Hoh Rainforest. I spent just two nights camping in -15 degrees centigrade, beneath clear skies and a full moon. Embraced by the profound beauty of the forest and invigorated by the cleansing air, crystalline light and the primal fear of being utterly alone in the silence amplified by the ever present reality of mid-winter bears. Being unarmed and several rungs down the food chain is a humbling experience.
 

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Paul J Howell