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A Secondary Review on Leisure: the Basis of Culture

  a wonderful excerpt: Today, in our culture of productivity-fetishism, we have succumbed to the tyrannical notion of “work/life balance” and have come to see the very notion of “leisure” not as essential to the human spirit but as self-indulgent … Continue reading

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Go Explore! (final thoughts)

Over the course of this class, we have discussed everything from the hippie movement to Mount Everest. I wanted to talk a little bit about my opinions throughout the course. While learning about so many people’s views on wilderness ethics, … Continue reading

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Extreme Accessibility

This week in RMP we have focused on the overuse of wilderness and the philosophy behind wilderness recreation. An important question this week is “should these new extreme activities be allowed in the wilderness?” The first thing that came to … Continue reading

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Preservation is Essential

  While reading about conservation and preservation, it got me thinking about my trip out to Zion National Park in Utah and Bryce Canyon. It was about two summers ago when my Dad and other family members hiked Angel’s Landing … Continue reading

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Beauty of Yellowstone

Last June, my family and I explored Yellowstone National Park. The damage from the devastating fire of 1988 was still really visible; it looked like it had just happened. I didn’t realize how long of a process regrowth was. Despite … Continue reading

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Nature as a part of Wilderness

Nature is what composes the wilderness. From dirt to trees to lakes, nature surrounds us everywhere we are. In my opinion, wilderness has several meanings. It can be both a feeling and a place. Wilderness is the unknown as well … Continue reading

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