"In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous"

This quote by Aristotle sums up why it is so nice to be on a hike.

For years, a small group of people who met while in graduate school in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology at Michigan State University have been backpacking in the Western United States.

The links above will take you to a brief summary summary of the trips taken. In some summaries, a topo map has been included. Also shown on the map are various routes (hike in, climbing routes, day hikes).

I would like to thank Brian (bmp), Ted (tj), and Jim (js) for sharing their photos (the abbreviation next to the photo legend indictates the donor).