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Sunrise on Stratton Pond

The wild says what words cannot say

Sunrise on Stratton Pond

The hike over Stratton Mountain was harder than they expected, even though I was the one doing all the huffing and puffing. My two grandsons are young, healthy and used to racing up over mountains, but carrying a backpack changes things. I tried to explain that to them beforehand. It didn’t quite sink in. Now here we are with a mile to go before reaching…




Farther Outdoors is a publication featuring stories about all types of outdoor adventures. Whether you’re adventuring on the water, snow, or your own two feet, this the place to share your stories.

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Walt McLaughlin

Walt McLaughlin

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

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