Items by Leath Tonino

Searching for winter in  Palm Springs
Searching for winter in Palm Springs
As the West warms, hunting for snow becomes part of the adventure.
My friend, Doug the fir
My friend, Doug the fir
Conversations in Arizona with a giant coniferous tree.
The cultural milieu of anarchist and self-taught linguist Jaime de Angulo
The cultural milieu of anarchist and self-taught linguist Jaime de Angulo
A Q&A with the author of a new book about the early 20th century figure.
Relittering: Take your trash and show it in the sun
Relittering: Take your trash and show it in the sun
Philosophy teaches us little more than how to confuse our settled opinions.
A book in hand deepens the backcountry experience
A book in hand deepens the backcountry experience
What’s the meaning of lugging literature into the wild?
Five authors on the joys of reading in the wild
Five authors on the joys of reading in the wild
Western writers contemplate roaming texts and landscapes.
Welcome to the irrigator’s club
Welcome to the irrigator’s club
An encounter with the wild during the hours of a thankless job.
Inside a taxidermy shop
Inside a taxidermy shop
In Western Colorado, bringing “life” to freeze-framed wild animals.
The watcher and the watched
The watcher and the watched
Observation transforms our bodies and minds.
The captivating magic of a dry, dusty text
The captivating magic of a dry, dusty text
An encyclopedia-style book published in 1933 offers surprising perspective.
Finding the big quiet in Great Basin National Park
Finding the big quiet in Great Basin National Park
A writer revisits the acoustical landscape of the National Park system.
Cursing the mountain
Cursing the mountain
An adventurer asks whether his failures in the alpine zone are caused by blasphemy.
The urban coyote watcher
The urban coyote watcher
Janet Kessler has spent the last decade tracking, studying, documenting, and generally enjoying the heck out of her favorite neighbor.
Raccoonboy’s guide to urban wilds
Raccoonboy’s guide to urban wilds
When in doubt, climb; fences are made for hopping.
Masters of Dig: A tour of authorial abodes
Masters of Dig: A tour of authorial abodes
Visiting the homes of my favorite writers
But wait, there’s more
But wait, there’s more
Lit-touring in California and beyond.
Colorado Poet Laureate David Mason's four-year road trip
Colorado Poet Laureate David Mason's four-year road trip
Bringing poetry to an entire state, one county at a time.
Strolling San Francisco with a special guidebook to street trees
Strolling San Francisco with a special guidebook to street trees
“The Trees of San Francisco” walks you through a unique urban forest that has hundreds of species from around the world.
Richard Reynolds, raptor man
Richard Reynolds, raptor man
The biologist has spent 21 years counting goshawks and other raptors in Arizona's Kaibab National Forest.
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