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Whether read before the trek, during the adventure, or after it's all over, these books remind us why we love the wild.
A Sand County Almanac, by Aldo Leopold
A book that forever changed our relationship to the outdoors, Leopold's "land ethic" remains one of the most important tenets of the past century. And his writing is downright gorgeous, too.
Text by Shey Kiester.