Glimpses of Wilderness

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Glimpses of Wilderness shares the author’s insights into the nature and value of wilderness areas. Set in Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, each of the thirty essays describes an adventure drawn from the author’s wealth of experiences in the area, and a glimpse into the character of wilderness that it provides. The perceptions and understanding offered in these pages pertain to wilderness areas across the country, speaking to all lovers of wild places.

Minnesota artist Maria Thompson Seep created 15 beautiful pen-and-ink drawings to illustrate the text, evoking much of the beauty of the canoe country.

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“His latest book, Glimpses of Wilderness, consists of tightly written gems about his personal experiences in his beloved Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, and the contiguous wild canoe country in Quetico Provincial Park, LaVerendrye Provincial Park, Voyageurs National Park, and surrounding roadless land….Kevin Proescholdt weaves into the vignettes lessons about Wilderness—wildness, natural processes, solitude, primitive recreation, and nature on its own terms. His experiences are better teachers of these timeless concepts than anything else, except for one’s own experiences in Wilderness.” –Gary Macfarlane, Friends of the Clearwater, Idaho

“Kevin Proescholdt’s name is synonymous with the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. For decades, he’s been a tireless advocate of wilderness protection and preservation. This book shows another side of Proescholdt as a wilderness user. The book contains a series of short vignettes about wilderness adventures and experiences ranging from encountering a pair of mating snapping turtles to losing the trail on a winter snowshoeing excursion. In each vignette, the author shows a facet of the wild. Taken together, the book thus displays the gem that is the Superior-Quetico canoe country.”–Shawn Perich, Northern Wilds, Grand Marais, Minnesota

“Exceptionally well written and an inherently fascinating read, Glimpses of Wilderness is especially recommended for the non-specialist general reader with an interest in nature in general, and Minnesota’s Boundary Water Canoe wilderness area in particular.”–Midwest Book Review