Galen Rowell: A Retrospective is a loving tribute compiled by Sierra Club editors a grand collection of Rowell's exquisite images, accompanied by nine thoughtful essays and short remembrances written by friends, family and colleagues. According to colleague Frans Lanting, Rowell was a photographic pioneer, ever searching to capture the dynamic landscape. Says Lanting, What this meant to Galen personally was: Travel light, anticipate opportunities, shoot fast, keep moving, and enjoy yourself. Alison Hood was formerly a National Park Service Ranger at Muir Woods and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

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