Tom Killion

For decades Tom Killion and Gary Snyder have explored MountTamalpais as artists and walkers. A master printmaker, Killion grew upon the mountain, and Snyder first hiked there in 1948 and has made atradition of circumambulating the mountain. The text and images hereare from a new collection, Tamalpais Walking, forthcoming in May 2009 from Heyday Books ( See more of Killion’s work at We're grateful for the opportunity to feature their work in our pages.

Tamalpais Walking


Poet Gary Snyder and artist Tom Killion have been walking on and around Marin’s iconic mountain for decades. These prints and text from a new book capture the mountain’s magic and the allure it’s had for generations of artists, poets, and hikers.