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Title: Searching for solitude in the wilderness of southeast Alaska
Author: Emerick, Mary; Cole, David N.
Source: International Journal of Wilderness. 14(1): 25-27.
Description: Our group of wilderness campers perched on the rocks, enjoying the sounds of the nearby waterfall and the tide stealing in across the flats. Granite walls soared thousands of feet in the air; icebergs floated by on their way from calving glacier to the open sea. Loons called, and a rustling in the woods across the channel meant that a bear or deer might step out onto the beach at any moment. We were more than 30 miles (48 km) by boat into the Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness, and it was easy to feel that we were far removed from civilization. The possibilities for discovery were endless. This was the "southeast Alaska experience" that has been marketed to visitors and that some think will always be here due to wild weather, big seas, and an abundance of bears.
Keywords: Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness, Alaska
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Emerick, Mary; Cole, David N. 2008. Searching for solitude in the wilderness of southeast Alaska. International Journal of Wilderness. 14(1): 25-27.
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