Read this book. Whether in ebook form or paper version, pick it up. You will keep reading till the end and then wish there was more. Traveling through the authors thoughts in a sea of starry skies and endless echoes, cavernous canyons and empty deserts, you can't help but share his wonder. You will imagine Scott's eyes gleaming with the endless untouched possibilities that nature affords. You will feel, as I have, the pull of an unnoticed attraction to the unknown, the strong desire to leave it all behind. His writing is joyful and optimistic, although at times a bit unnecessarily overly so. That in fact is the ONLY criticism I have of this necessary screed on the power of nature over technology, that it's too happy. I like a bit more cynicism and sarcasm with my adventures. This, along with Sean and David's Long Journey and ANYTHING by Bill Bryson, should be required reading for any and all who long to explore. You will imagine the endless possibilities and opportunities that the world provides and hopefully push the boundaries of your own existence a bit (or a lot) further.