9 comments on “Exile: How I Came To Love Wilderness

  1. Bubba, I really appreciate your ability to live somewhere like Mt Shasta and still appreciate somewhere like Oklahoma. It’s a gift, and it’s an inspiration to me when I’m tempted to get snobbish about landscapes.

    • It is funny you say that. My wife and I have an ongoing gag about how she is a “Sierra snob”. She likes Mount Shasta fine, given that it is a solitary mountain, but anything else just “isn’t the Sierra”. I used to be that way before 4 years in Dallas. Now, just about anything will get my interest. I appreciate your recognizing that.

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  3. I agree with all you say, especially that Lonesome Dove was a truly great book and the movie was probably the best western ever. I read the book before the movie had come out. I’ve never spent time in Texas, but I can imagine the quandary. You did very well to “love the one you’re with”.

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  5. If you like wilderness you should check out Idaho. Some large wilderness areas: Selway-Bitteroot and the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. The best way to describe these areas is that they are vast, contain may high mountain lakes and deep canyons with countless clear water streams.

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