IN THE MOUNTAINS

ANIL MITRA PHD, COPYRIGHT 1999, REFORMATTED February 2013

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1. NATURE, PERCEPTION AND ACTION
Being in Wild Places

Perception

Observation, awareness and attention, nature sense and attunement

Observing, flowing dynamics - discrete and diffuse. Nature sense
Attunement to the elements - Weather and air. Terrain and sky
Night and day. Water. Animals. Plants. Experience of place

Being, transformation by immersion - “naked”... place and meditation

Being with myself
Animal experience and being
Primal experience and being
Being in all elements and observing
Contemplation, meditation of these elements

Action

Physical and Body Action

Acclimatization to the wild
Flexibility and attunement of body to the physical environment
Body dynamics especially in relation to terrain
Endurance and intense physical activity
Physical Objectives: Specific hikes, climbs, and routes

Relax; enjoy sun, nature, health

Plain and full diet. Eliminate/experiment with caffeine

2. BEING, ELEMENTS, TRANSFORMATION
The Nature of Our Presence: Being and Sentience
Human Enterprise and Possibility. My Life - Placement and Health

The Essential Nature of My Presence

Sentience: consciousness, awareness, field of unconsciousness. Being, experience,
transformation. Nature of mind, being, noumenon... message to myself

Meditations

The Elements of Being

The Absolute
Being as being-relationship-action. An atlas...mind and reality

Mind - identity, nature and significance; and relations to the world
Time, space and intentionality.
The background of understanding

My Life and Goals

Define the really fundamental concerns... the one goal; a place for the work

Top → down, all aspects
One → twenty-five year plan, and placement. Matrix

Being and Its Elements: A Personal and Universal Account

Dynamics of the Real, Being and Vision


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ITINERARY
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER. 13, 11:30 PM - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 3 PM

OBJECTIVES....ITINERARY....TOP
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PREPARATION AND TRAVEL

Final Planning and Preparation. September 13th through 15th

Places. Trinity Alps. September 16th to Wednesday October 20th

I start with the Trinity Alps. It is close to home and so I have more time in the mountains for health,
open air, inspiration of the year and can return home for a brief period to write up an inspired idea.
Because the place is constant, the situation is better for exploration in mind and being. Home is
where exploration begins

Alternates: Marble Mountains, Russian Wilderness, Carson-Iceberg Wilderness, Kings Canyon and
the San Juan Mountains

Travel and Permit. Leave September 16th

THE JOURNEY
Two or Three Entries. Dates are approximate

First entry: Week 1, 2: September 16th - September 29th. Trinity Alps: Hobo - Papoose Lake

Objectives: Emphasize #1 Nature...first action, then perception

Day and side hikes: Hobo - Papoose: Backbone Ridge, Bear Wallow Meadows, and
Grizzly Lake. Martin Gulch, Bob’s Farm, Middle Fork - Wedding Cake Peak. Bear Valley
Meadows and Ridge

At the lake: Lake rim, side canyons, chutes, Papoose Cirque, Mt Hilton and Boulder,
Alpine and Smith Lakes

Second entry: Week 3, 4: September 30th - October 13th. Alternate location, route

Objectives: Continue #1, but emphasize #2 Being. Focus on my presence and the elements
...then my life

Third entry: Final Week 5: October 14th - October 20th. Open - possibly road travel

Objectives: Focus on #2, especially my life, placement, the next 25 years. The coming year is pivotal

RETURN AND REINTEGRATION
Review this toward end of journey

Immediate: Clean, maintain gear and vehicle, laundry. Cancel insurance

Review and reintegrate - ideas from the place. What next? Possibilities, plans and risks

For the Journey - what I learned and experienced. Changes. What next? A year in nature?

For the future - one through 25 years, death and beyond death. Be focused, selective, concrete
Elements of Horizon Group, Being and Its Elements...

Priorities: money, and placement for fundamental work, a year in nature

Health, exercise, food and fast. Eliminate caffeine