I want to have that close relationship but I’m just not ready yet.

on Jul 31, 2012
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If you love trees,

1. don’t slackline on them without putting a towel between the slackline and the trees. I see slacklining done lazily, all the time, in Boulder, Colorado, where I live—and every time I see some young nature-loving adventure types slacklining on ancient, lovely noble old trees, I sadly think “there’s a couple years off that good ol’ tree’s life.”

2. Same goes for bicycle parking.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom


5 Responses to “I want to have that close relationship but I’m just not ready yet.”

  1. Mamaste says:

    I just intro'd on FB to: Green & Adventure.

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  3. Jay says:

    bamboo bike racks ?

  4. elephantjournal says:

    Just got a few informed, thoughtful, gentle disagreements from a slackliner friend of mine: saying cushioning actually is worse for the trees, generally, since the slackline slips around more.

  5. CanadianGuest says:

    What does the title, "I want to have that close relationship but I’m just not ready yet. " have to do with slacklining?

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