"We like to think that in the wilderness we escape streets and signs. We venture beyond familiar places where everything has been named, made human, possessed, where all paths are known, mapped, set in concrete or ink.. A wilderness is roadless, both by agreement and by law. Surely this should also mean trailless, signless, mapless, nameless: no trace of human writing on the land, nothing to say that we have inscribed this place as ours. An absence that signals the purity of the land, an absence at the center of our desire ...

Bringing the Mountain Home 1996, University of Arizona Press

ISBN-13: 9780816516179

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Bringing the Mountain Home 1996, University of Arizona Press

ISBN-13: 9780816516162

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