Sunday, December 23, 2007

Norton and Amos Burg

As a "liason between the people and the place" commercial raft guide Jim Norton searches to find a " balance between potential benefits of exposing commercial raft clients to wilderness, but increasingly needing to pamper to their experience."

"I was consumed with thoughts about the arc of Amos’ life, the current trajectory of my own and the powerful reciprocity of the relationship between people and their environment. Separated by generations of years and worlds of cultural change, I felt bound to Amos as witness to this timeless importance of wild places — not just for repositories of biodiversity, but as nurseries for the human spirit." -Jim Norton

Read Jim Norton's full article on the unsung explorer and river runner Amos Burg published in the November issue of the Mountain Gazeete.

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