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Reflections on Wilderness: A Sojourn in the Brooks Range

  It all started simply enough. Rand’s son Darby was graduating from Williams College in 1997, and his dad asked him what he wanted as a graduation present. The answer too was simple: “A trip.” Next question: where? In his Introduction to the second edition of Alaska Wilderness: Exploring the Central Brooks Range, George Marshall provided the answer. “The greatest …

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The Language of Humility: A Journey into the Brooks Range

From the moment I pull my pack from the truck, heft it onto my back and walk away from the road, I  am on my own. It is a relief for me to be dropped off at this lake, free of obligation, committed to nothing but finding my way through wide valleys, over a pass and down a river. I …

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