We have spent most of the last few days hibernating in our tent. A persistant wintery mix made venturing outside unappealing, so besides a few short stints to process fire wood, gather water, or go for short walks, we have been content to lay low. We have spent a lot of time writing and reading.
We have been reading a variety essays by Sigurd Olson and looking back we realized that we were highlighting about 80% of what we read because we wanted to reflect on and share his beautiful descriptions of the Wilderness and how important it is on so many levels. “…the simple life and the primitive….It is an inheritance so deeply ingrained in our natures that it can never be stifled. We are still adventurers of the wilderness and must answer the call in order to keep our equilibrium. Once we lose our perspective, too long a time on the pavements and we starve for the smell and touch of virile earth.” – Sigurd Olson
More than ever I wish I could have met Sigurd Olson, but I will have to be content with getting to intimately know the Wilderness he worked so hard to protect in hopes of gaining a better understanding of this remarkable man.
Please join us in our efforts to @savetheBWCA and help pass on the legacy that Sigurd Olson and countless others of his generation worked to leave our generation to enjoy and protect.
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