The Thoreau You Don’t Know

51JRNTSsjoL._SX106_The Thoreau You Don’t Know: What the Prophet of Environmentalism Really Meant
by Robert Sullivan

Not only does this book illuminate the myth of Thoreau, but it unearthed to me another interesting writer, Sullivan himself. Consider this sentence alone, “Walden is the light on at night for the person on the back road, for the tired traveler wondering how much farther they have to go and then realizing that the path is what matters”.
I feel privileged to have camped a month ago on Pillsbury Island, furthest northern point of Thoreau’s expeditions to Maine. Pencils, canoes, and firewood continue to be viable tools here in this northeast corner of the US, and to have any connection at all to this original thinker and his books gives me hope.

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About tjamrog

I'm sixty-seven and live in the Maine woods. I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2007, the Pacific Crest Trail in 2010, Vermont's Long Trail in 2011, and the Continental Divide Trail in 2013 . I am outdoors every day. I offer guided backpacking trips and classes in Maine, through "Uncle Tom's Guided Adventures".
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