Keep it Wild, Keep it Free

How fortunate we are in North America to have vast, wild public lands where we can camp, travel, and be part of wild nature. We might imagine that these areas are wild because they were set aside in a pristine condition for future generations to enjoy. Restored and rescued is really closer to the truth and usually not without a fight. As demand for resources and land increases, continued political vigilance will be necessary to maintain the special protections these areas enjoy.

But we need something else. Preservation of the wilderness depends on knowledge and experience, You’ve got to know it and you’ve got to live it!  The more you can learn about the natural and human history of these wild places the better.  More important than knowledge is experience. It is the juice, the energy, that will guarantee these lands remain preserved. After experiencing the freedom, the wonder and the magic of the land beyond the road it becomes an inseparable part of you.

So get out there. Put the paddle in the water and just maybe, join me on the Rio Grande next winter.

Blog photos:
The Rio Grande in February

Rob Kesselring
guide service anywhere
Box 1313
Lakeville, Minnesota
55044     USA

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