As long as we’re on the Juniper Ridge kick this week, let’s talk about one of my favorite parts of the JR experience, Mr. Obi Kaufmann. When Obi’s not picking plants and boiling up sweet scents on the trail, you’ll find him sitting on a rock, sketchbook out, face to the Sierra sky. He runs one of my favorite blogs around, Coyote and Thunder, and is responsible for the best thing I’ve got in my apartment. Obi is just about the sweetest human you’ll ever meet and his art/poetry, which looks like something John Muir would have done if he had owned a few Kyuss records, is, well, downright bee-yoo-ti-ful. He’s now selling a book of those trail meditations, so if you’ve got 10 bucks – and I know you do – spend it on a copy of “Coyote and Thunder.” Trust me, just do it. Go. Now.