The Allure of Deep Woods
The Allure of Deep Woods is an intimate, detailed account of a solitary trek along the Northville-Placid Trail, which meanders for 125 miles through some of the wildest, most remote backcountry of the Adirondacks. While skirting ponds, crossing bogs, and tramping through sprawling, rain-soaked forests during the waning days of summer, the author reflects upon the region's history, the origins of the wilderness preservation movement, and the importance of wildness to well being. The loons and owls calling out at night underscore these thoughts. The few hikers encountered along the way provide valuable insight. And the trail's many delights, as well as its hardships, keep it all in perspective.