Summer’s nearly over–I have only part of today before school begins. I have worked through some of my photographs from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and have included them below for you to enjoy.
My husband, Dr. Ferraro, and I took 14 students and 3 student helpers to the BWCA for a 6-day wilderness trip. The trip is the first portion of Dr. Benham’s Liberal Arts Seminar (First-Year Seminar) entitled “The Necessity of Wilderness,” which will continue to meet until December. The purpose of the trip was to form a common experience in the wilderness for the students to draw upon as they learn about wilderness areas and their purpose in the US and the global environment. They will read Sigurd Olson’s Singing Wilderness, Linda Hogan’s Dwellings: A Spiritual History of the Living World, Aldo Leopold’s Sand County Almanac, and I forget what else.
The group with me includes student helper Cole, and students Kyla, Brenden, Erica, and Connor. What a glorious trip, what a great group of campers. Thanks, you guys!