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contemplative hiking book

Do You Long for a Deeper, More Soulful Connection With Nature?

More than just a hiking guide, Contemplative Hiking Along the Colorado Front Range is for those who want to experience a new appreciation of the land and nature. Learn how to read nature’s omens for deeper insights, cultivate your inner wisdom, and develop a keener awareness of the nuances of flora and fauna in every season along the Front Range.

The trails described in this book are located along the foothills and mountain areas north of Ft. Collins to southwest of Denver’s suburbs. Ecopsychologist Margaret Emerson offers detailed contemplative activities and practices for each specific trail to enable you to feel more grounded, more present, and more in tune with the rhythms of the natural world.

This book contains dozens of beautiful black and white photos taken from the featured hikes. You can write your impressions and answer the questions posed in each chapter directly in the book, as it is set up “journal-style”. Hikes are categorized by spring, summer, autumn and winter, according to the activity or particular features of the trail.
This books makes a wonderful gift for the nature-lover or hiker in your life.

Price: $20 (includes free media mail shipping to US addresses). Email me here and I will send you instructions on how to order, 


Pay now through PayPal and I will mail you the book. 

About the author:
Margaret Emerson, M.A., is a freelance writer and designer who has been exploring the foothills and mountains of Colorado for most of her adult life. She holds a master’s degree in ecopsychology from Naropa University. Her articles on ecopsychology have appeared in several online magazines, including the Elephant Journal. She is active in the local food and sustainability movement, and writes a regular blog at www.ContemplativeHiking.com.

Borrow the book from your local Front Range library (available at Jeffco, Douglas, Boulder and Broomfield county libraries and maybe others).

The book is no longer available on Amazon due to their steep annual fees to booksellers and authors.

2 thoughts on “Purchase the Book”

  1. Dear Margaret
    Congratulations on publishing your book – I can’t wait to get my copy when I’m back in Colorado.

    This is a wonderful way to make the wonderful experience of contemplative hiking with you more widely available!

    Very best regards and happy hiking.

  2. Hi Margaret,

    I’m loving your book…. and knowing my friends will as well: this is my fourth gift order!

    I look forward to joining you on one of your many journeys.

    Congratulations, Sid

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