Years ago while traveling across the Northwest Territories by dogsled, a Dene elder explained that when you travel by dog team you see every rock and every tree. The land speaks to you. When traveling in this manner, we hear the land in a way that we ordinarily don’t in our modern lives. After being immersed in the Wilderness for 237 days I think we are beginning to fully grasp what he meant.
We can’t let the noise that is all too prevalent in our modern lives drown out the voice of the earth, which has guided and nurtured us for generations. Wild places allow us hear the land more clearly, a voice we would be lost without.
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