Outdoor Recreation

No strings attached

I wrote the below post in my personal blog on October 17, 2007, after one of many evenings I spent in college camping out with friends from the Outdoor Rec Center. Into the Wild is still one of the most profound books I’ve ever read, and I’m currently anxiously waiting for my copy of Back to the Wild to arrive in the mail.

One of my favorite books by one of my favorite writers, Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer, has recently been made into a movie, and I’ve been trying to go see it for weeks. On Sunday morning, after a night of flashlight tag and campfire conversation, my friend Mike mentioned that he and some of the other people from Outdoor Rec were planning to go see it on Wednesday night and invited me to come along. This sparked off a whole conversation that I’m sure happens to everyone who really thinks about what happened to Chris McCandless, and how to ponder the ethics of what he did. Continue reading

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