. . . 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.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Our New Website!!!!!
The Blog has evolved, and now we have an actual website!!!! http://www.outdoorsmanspursuit.com/ I will continue to post material here, but this blog will evolve into more of a private blog, vs posting as much material from others. Come check out the new site, and join, submit photos, submit stories, etc...the site is open to all people and outdoor pursuits!!!!!!
Posted by Robert Millage at 10:32 AM