On breaks in college and law school, I worked at The Nature Company. During my lunch hour, I would almost always grab a Galen Rowell book – my favorite by far was The Yosemite. Yosemite has long been one of my favorite places on earth, and the book – Galen Rowell’s photos coupled with John Muir’s writing – is a rare perfect mix of prose and photos. (Be sure to visit his gallery’s site at Mountain Light for more images.)
On Sunday, Rowell and his wife died in a plane crash in California. Phil Wolff has a nice collection of memories in Rowell’s honor.
Wherever he may be, I’m sure Galen is capturing one-of-a-kind images for many to share. He will be missed.