A True Woodsman

Near Rifle, Colorado, David Hiser, 1972
Near Rifle, Colorado, David Hiser, 1972

Wet, heat, cold, hunger, thirst, difficult travel, insects, hard beds, aching muscles—all these at one time or another will be your portion. If you are of the class that cannot have a good time unless everything is right with it, stay out of the woods. One thing at least will always be wrong. When you have gained the faculty of ignoring the disagreeable thing and concentrating your powers on the compensations, then you will have become a true woodsman and to your desires the forest will always be calling.
—Stewart Edward White, The Forest

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