brand new to canoe country, or a Voyageur of many seasons.
In this age when most of us live in cities and towns, wilderness areas have become important places in our lives.
Even if we don't visit wilderness, we like to know there are places where natural systems function without human influence--places where the complex web of life continues, uninterrupted, from ancient times to today.
For those of us who do visit wilderness, a sense of renewal, spiritual refreshment, and deep relaxation are our rewards. Solitude, peace, self-reliance, and simplicity are the values we seek.