This morning I stumbled upon the book Journeys to the Far North by Olaus Murie at an estate sale. I won't get into my love of estate sales just yet, but I might be posting more quotes from this book - and a few others I picked up - in the future. Just by flipping through it, I am already excited to read it and make art inspired by it. By looking up Olaus Murie online, I am told he was a naturalist, author, and wildlife biologist who did groundbreaking research on a variety of northern mammals. He is now called the "father of modern elk management" and - this is my favorite part - he spent his honeymoon with his wife, Mardy, tracking caribou through the Koyukuk River region.