Living the Past

National Parks and other wild places offer us a chance to travel into the past by experiencing the natural world as it once was - free from the confines of a mechanized world. Yet it is not only the landscape we may revisit, but also ourselves in relation to the land.

What was it like to travel in winter in the Alaska of 100 years ago? It is still possible to know. It is still possible to experience travel on the land without motorized transport. It's not easy. That's why motors were invented! But it is deeply rewarding. You will feel in your bones the contours of the land and what they mean - especially at the end of a day breaking trail over the pass! You will gain an appreciation and understanding of the lives of those who came before that you will never get from a book. You have been there.