Farther Outdoors
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Farther Outdoors

A Unique Dining Experience

Even Seasoned Backpackers Get Caught Offguard

When I spot the sign pointing towards the Cooper Brook Falls Lean-to, I let out a sigh of relief loud enough to get my dog’s attention. She stops ten yards ahead and looks back to see me in the middle of the trail junction, leaning over my trekking poles, dripping sweat. I stand there a few minutes, catching my breath before heading for the…

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Walt McLaughlin

Philosopher of wildness, writing about the divine in nature, being human, and backcountry excursions.