Canoeing and Camping

Adirondacks - 1998

Sunday, 26 July 1998 - Saturday, 1 August 1998

Patty and Wendy

"How can you buy or sell the sky, the warmth of the land? Every part of the earth is sacred to my people. We are part of the earth and it is part of us. You must remember it is sacred. And you must teach your children that it is sacred."

Said by a Native American to a Late Arrival

"Each day mankind and the claims of mankind slipped farther from him. Deep in the forest a call was sounding, and as often as he heard this call, mysteriously thrilling and luring, he felt compelled to turn his back on the fire and the beaten earth around it, and to plunge into the forest, and on and on, he knew not where or why; nor did he wonder where or why..."

Jack London, The Call of the Wild

The above quotes have inspired me to take six young adults and two adult youngsters on a canoe and camping trip this summer into the Adirondack Mountains of New York. I have enjoyed many years of camping and canoeing and it is time to show six city kids what it is all about. This should be fun!

The following shows the planning for the trip and what we learned when we came back.

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