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My First Year in the Bighorn

October 1, 2016

October/December 2016 Wildland Advocate article, by Joanna Skrajny.

We finished our first day of backpacking through the mountains and arrived at our camping spot after a long day of metic-ulously measuring the length of every dam-aged trail. As the three of us set up camp, I had taken off my shoes to rest my red and swollen feet, and the contents of my pack lay strewn around camp. The others had done the same, three trails of cooking ware and sleeping materials leading to tents.

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I needed something to pare the fat off my soul, to make me grateful again for being alive. And I knew… There is nothing like a wilderness journey for rekindling the fires of life.
- Colin Fletcher
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