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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.
Walden, by Henry David Thoreau
The granddaddy of them all, and a true no-brainer. “[I]f one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” Well put, Mr. Thoreau. Well put.
Text by Shey Kiester.