Tracking for the Joy of it

From the perspective of an apprentice: I know basically nothing about tracking. I don’t have any guidebooks, I usually forget to bring a ruler along with me, and my smartphone doesn’t work (except as a camera) in the woods. So I’m not gaining knowledge very quickly. But I LOVE going out after a snow and following all of the paths as … Read More

One Match Challenge

Saturday was gray, damp, and cool. It had rained the day before, and the leaves mulching the forest floor still held water in their cupped bodies. I was on an aimless walk in the woods, walking one way to check on the level of water in the stream, cutting back to look for oyster mushrooms on an old maple. As … Read More

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