When we look at Mt. St. Helens, we see the mountain and remember the 1980 explosion. But do we think about how incredibly remarkable it is that the forests have returned? Nature is ever and always resilient.
About Ann Linnea
Ann Linnea is a writer and educator with decades of experience serving the art of dialogue in a fascinating range of settings. Whether guiding a wilderness quest or presenting a workshop to business leaders, Ann embodies the stewardship of wild things which has characterized her life and work. She began her writing career in Utah, authoring hiking and skiing guides as U.S. Forest Service naturalist in the 1970's. In 1991, Ann co-authored the award-winning Teaching Kids to Love the Earth. In 1992, she became the first woman to circumnavigate Lake Superior by sea kayak (an 1800-mile journey). Deep Water Passage, A Spiritual Journey at Mid-Life, describes her extraordinary physical courage and even more extraordinary spiritual trial and transformation. In 2002 she worked with a local environmental education organization to publish A Journey Through the Maxwelton Watershed. In 2010 she co-authored The Circle Way: A Leader in Every Chair with Christina Baldwin as a legacy contribution to two decades of pioneering circle work. Also published in 2010, is her full color Keepers of the Trees—A Guide to Re-Greening North America, the result of decades of devotion to making natural history accessible through fascinating stories.