Naming Mt. Thoreau is a collection of essays that arose from
the simple undertaking of ascending a mountain; it is a meditation on
friendship and influence, proximity and distance.
This compilation’s authors started out to rename USGS peak
12,691 “Mt. Thoreau” to honor Henry David Thoreau for his writing that has been so important to
generations of Americans seeking to define their relationship to wilderness and
Taking their cues from Thoreau, they offer this collective
set of texts and images as a call to close attention. Not just to what is
present but to what is not, but still is.
The above description is adapted from the introduction by Laurie Glover
Naming Mt. Thoreau, paperback, Artemisia Press, 167 pages, 6˝x 9˝