One Of The Iconic Settings Of The Environmental Movement

A CABIN IN THE WOODS. One of the iconic settings of the environmental movement and American nature writing of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Sigurd Olson’s Listening Point cabin stands beside John Burroughs’ Slabsides, Henry David Thoreau’s Walden Pond cottage, and Aldo Leopold’s Sand County shack, as symbols of an ethic and a way of life. It stands in harmony

At Tettegouche State Park

FROM THE NORTH SHORE at Tettegouche State Park, on a beautiful day, we unfortunately see the smoke of the Greenwood fire billowing into the sky. It towers like a great thunderhead, but it is no thunderhead. Meanwhile Greenwood has jumped the highway and is immediately threatening homes and structures, other fires burn, the Boundary Waters is closed, and Isle Royale

Shovel Point, Lake Superior

A GORGEOUS DAY on Shovel Point, Lake Superior. We felt so lucky to be hiking, absorbing the beauty of blue waters, jagged cliffs, lichens and mosses and little, wind-shaped bonsai spruces. And yet to know that just a few dozen miles away, firefighters are struggling desperately to protect people’s homes and cabins, their dreams, and keep more of the forest

Thirty Years Ago

THIRTY YEARS AGO at this time, I was anxiously awaiting publication of my very first book, entitled Old Turtle. I did not know what sort of adventure, or joy, or disappointment, might lay in store. There has been little disappointment. Old Turtle has found friends all over the world. She has carried me on her back to many a place