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If you were visiting me at my home (the little shack behind me in the photo is my writing studio, not my home, though the cabin where I live is not much larger), I’d take you hiking, or skiing, or rafting, or mountain biking because we would have fun and I believe outdoor adventure can cure just about anything. From the time I was a little girl, I’ve felt closest to my true self when I’ve been outside—either hiking or boating a wild river or backcountry skiing—for days on end.
Within this site, you can find out about:
- The Source of All Things: Paperback Release – Feb. 21 | Order Here
- My magazine feature stories: Outside | Backpacker | High Country News
- Tracy Ross events: Appearances | Teaching & Coaching for Writers
Watch: "The Source" Video
Salmon River Writers' Journey
This website features the artwork of Greg McFadden, who has been capturing Western landscapes while working as a professional river guide and plein aire painter since 1990. Every painting is created in the great outdoors using actual water from the rivers he navigates.
His works are primarily water colors with pen and ink washes. Each piece is painted in one session through only one water vessel and utilizing only one brush. The light, reflections and time of day are integral in the palettes that Greg uses.