In March 2009, I first hiked up the nearly one mile long pathway of the border wall on Tecate Peak. I have since returned many times, documenting the impact of the border wall on our environment.
Climbing in the rugged terrain that first time, I was humbled by the massive boulders and the immensity of sky and clouds. The sacredness of Kuchamaa was very present with us that day. And as we wandered for hours, suffered from the rain, severe cold and hunger, I felt some tiny shred of understanding of the struggles of migrants as they cross here.
Here’s a video of my photos from that day.