. . . To him who has once tasted the reckless independence, the haughty self-reliance, the sense of irresponsible freedom, which the forest life engenders, civilization thenceforth seems flat and stale. Its pleasures are insipid, its pursuits wearisome, its conventionalities, duties, and mutual dependence alike tedious and disgusting. The entrapped wanderer grows fierce and restless, and pants for breathing-room. His path, it is true, was choked with difficulties, but his body and soul were hardened to meet them; it was beset with dangers, but these were the very spice of his life, gladdening his heart with exulting self-confidence, and sending the blood through his veins with a livelier current. The wilderness, rough, harsh, and inexorable, has charms more potent in their seductive influence than all the lures of luxury and sloth. And often he on whom it has cast its magic finds no heart to dissolve the spell, and remains a wanderer and an Ishmaelite to the hour of his death.
Monday, November 9, 2009
2009 Bull Run Elk Hunt, An Opening Day 6 Point Double
The backcountry base camp...everything brought in on foot.......doing it the hard way....
Jerry, Glassing no tell'um ridge for elk......
Dustin and his great Idaho 6 point!!!!
Dustin's Bull was about as big bodied as they come....lots of work getting bulls out of the backcountry on foot....no easy way to do it.....
Now that's a backstrap!!!
Jerry and his brother Jeff with Jerry's very nice 6 point. Jerry took the Bull while packing out Dustin's elk!!!!
Posted by Robert Millage at 12:51 PM