I am an avid hiker and lover of the National Parks. This book brought out something new in the way I look at the outdoors, especially the wilderness. Though I can no longer lose myself 'out there', (70 years old now) after reading the first few chapters of this book, the next day, I went for a nice long walk in the seven acres of woodland that I own. This book brings out the spiritualality of Nature in a way I could never put into words. You will find yourself wanting to just get outside, away from the comforts of home. Maybe rough it a little. I am now looking forward to my seventh trip to Glacier National Park in Montana next September. You should go!!