“It was our first trip as a family: Ben, me, and his three kids. I’d never hiked more than 30 miles in one trip. I was suddenly nervous that I wouldn’t keep up on this hike, that I would never settle into this family, that maybe they preferred last summer when I wasn’t there. That’s when I knew we’d arrived at the wilderness we’d been seeking.”
"WATERMAN FUND ESSAY WINNER: The Wild Self: What Is Wild to One is Home to Another,"
Appalachia: Vol. 72
, Article 15.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.dartmouth.edu/appalachia/vol72/iss1/15