“Walk away quietly in any direction and taste the freedom of the mountaineer. Camp out among the grasses and gentians of glacial meadows, in craggy garden nooks full of nature’s darlings. Climb the mountains and get their good tidings, Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.” – John Muir
This 1-credit Environmental Studies seminar in spring term offers an introductory exploration of mountain wilderness in the world’s religious and spiritual traditions, from divine encounters and revelations to poetic expressions and mountaintop musings. As its experiential component, this seminar includes a weekend wilderness experience in the mountains of Southern California. There is a non-refundable $95 fee for this seminar which covers the cost of transportation, food, and equipment for the weekend trip on May 4-5.