1. In the tiny Northern California surf town of Bolinas, there is a farm stand and art gallery that features numerous local farmers and artists. Nobody works at the stand, yet it stays open 24/7. This is because the stand relies on human goodwill in that people pay for their groceries on the honor system. After shopping, it is up to the buyer to log their items in the log book, then pay for their groceries using the deposit box. The food is all grown locally and sustainably, reducing the carbon footprint by eliminating most travel costs and allowing the crop lands to stay fertile without chemicals. The success of this farm stand provides hope for the future and proves that there are viable solutions to the economic, environmental, and ethical problems our world is facing at the moment.

     
  2. mini shacks

     
  3. Flaking the rope

     
  4. Bolinas

     
  5. Bolinas

     
  6. The grand canyon of Tuolumne Meadows

     
  7. My very old, beloved Patagonia beanie

     
  8. Crystal clear water in the Tuolumne River

     
  9. Tuolumne Meadows

     
  10. One of the best photos I’ve ever taken. It is the reflection of Tenaya Peak in the water of Tenaya Lake.

     
  11. Dirk jumps over Robert. Northstar.

     
  12. Crawdad in the Truckee River.

     
  13. A small, but beautiful catch. (Yes, we threw it back in after the photo and it happily swam away.)

     
  14. Fly fishing at Tuolumne Meadows

     
  15. Selecting a Fly in Tuolumne Meadows