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If the inspirational Post-It-Note quotes on your cubicle have lost their stickiness.  If your tent has held more dust in the basement than people in the woods.  Or if you have gone on a great hike but can’t remember if it was last fall or, no, two falls ago –I have a bit of motivation for you. This time it’s in book form:  Rhythm of the Wild: A Life Inspired by Alaska’s Denali National Park, a new memoir… Read More

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I have read two books more than once—Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne and a double feature of The Call of the Wild and White Fang by Jack London. Both take me to incredible places.  Both make me dream.  For this, my sixth trip to Haida Gwaii, an archipelago some 30 miles west of British Columbia, I packed the Jack London.  It seemed fitting for the long flights across… Read More

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Exploring the British Columbian Archipelago’s Most Remote Sacred Site By Marc Cappelletti I am walking in the footsteps of chiefs and carvers, warriors and weavers, shamans and slaves; people as connected to the land as the very trees from which they once made their homes.  The ground is soft.  It is sacred.  And it lies at the edge of the world—Haida Gwaii, British Columbia. I am standing on shore at the ancient village… Read More

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“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted… Read More