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Posted By: John Cannon, 2013 Camp Denali Guest     All Posts by John Cannon, 2013 Camp Denali Guest  

November 21, 2013

In vast wilderness
you become


one tiny molecule
in an immense organism,

a snippet of DNA

absolutely irrelevant

to the throbbing pulse
of life and landscape
that totally surrounds you.

And then
you choose ―

to pull into your shell,
to set your edges,
to protect your fragile ego,


you let yourself open ―
slowly ―
like a delicate flower,

you let your pores expand,
your muscles relax,
your mind slow down;

you breathe,
you rest,
you wait quietly.

And then ―

your boundaries
seem to fade away,

you can feel yourself
with the timeless world around you,

and deep in your core,

your heart

begins to sing.

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Denali Dispatch

It is our pleasure to present Dispatches, a journal of the goings on at Camp Denali & North Face Lodge. Written by members of our staff, Dispatches is an opportunity to peek into the special sightings notebook, brush up on Denali National Park issues, read about our ongoing projects in sustainability, and maybe get a whiff of what’s cooking in the kitchens. Dispatches will carry on through the winter, when we hope to share stories of snowy ski adventures, deep cold, and the events of a small Alaskan community.