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The Three Gems of Bhutan

Zach / Thursday, September 18, 2014

Bhutanese culture centers around Buddhism and there are many significant cultural figures you will see depicted throughout the country. The three most important figures in Bhutan are the Buddha, Guru Rinpoche (pronounced "Rin-po-ch-ay"), and Shabdrung. These three are commonly portrayed together in statues and in paintings known as thangkas (pronounced "tonkas"). The Buddha is always center with Guru Rinpoche to his left and Shabdrung to his right. As we travel through...

Rough and Ready Creek at Seattle Wild Rivers Night

Nate / Wednesday, September 10, 2014

As early as the 1930’s, residents of the Illinois Valley in Oregon have worked to protect the unique landscape that makes up the watershed of Rough and Ready Creek. Those early efforts served mainly to counter the removal of rare plants from the area and resulted in the creation of a small state park. In 1964, Congress protected an adjacent 179,755 acres with the creation of the Kalmiopsis Wilderness but it...

Fifty Years of the Wilderness Act

Zach / Wednesday, September 3, 2014

They have names like Frank Church, Mokelumne, Mount Hood, Kalmiopsis, and Ansel Adams. They are legally designated Wilderness and part of our National Wilderness Preservation System. On September 3rd, 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a framework into law that would protect wild areas in the United States. Today is the Wilderness Act’s fiftieth birthday. We are lucky to have the Wilderness Act. National Parks in the United States and around...

Thangtong Gyalpo and Tachog Lhakhang

Zach / Friday, August 15, 2014

One of the first places we visit on our tour of Bhutan is the famous iron bridge at Tachog Lhakang. This 600 year old bridge crosses the Paro Chhu (Paro River) and was traditionally restored in 2005 after being washed away during a 1969 flood. The bridge was originally built by the legendary Tibetan architect, physician, blacksmith and civil engineer Thangtong Gyalpo who is an important figure in Bhutanese and Tibetan...