Book/Exhibit


Screen shot 2013-08-08 at 8.33.25 AM“Wildness Within, Wildness Without”

Exploring Maine’s Thoreau-Wabanaki Trail

Celebrating the wilderness spirit and recreational heritage of the North Woods of Maine.

Book Outline

• Foreword by Bill McKibben
Visions & Voices from the Trail:
Exhibit images interwoven with quotes
• Thoreau quotes edited by Michael Frederick of the Thoreau Society.
• Essay by Bridget Besaw on art and conservation activism
• Map of the trail and region by Michael Hermann
• Thoreau Trail essay by Tom Slayton
• History essay by Neil Rolde
• Conservation essay by Alan Hutchinson of the Forest Society of Maine
• Butch Phillips essay on North Woods tribal history and K100 trail tradition.
• Jennifer Barton essay on outdoor education.
• Garrett Connover essay on wilderness guiding and economic impact of nature-based tourism.
Buy a copy of “Wildness Within Wildness Without” Or visit a book store in Maine or a Patagonia retail store in the North East

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A Photo Exhibit celebrating the wilderness spirit and recreational heritage of the North Woods of Maine.
In the spring of 2005 Maine Woods Forever commissioned photographer Bridget Besaw to create a series of photographs depicting the various ways people treasure the North Woods of Maine (hiking, fishing, canoeing, swimming, painting, snowshoeing etc.) We’ll be using these images to help raise public interest in the North Woods of Maine and in particular the Thoreau-Wabanaki Trail. The exhibit and book will be featured as integral artistic outreach tools for the trail. The book will be available at the exhibit locations and bookstores through-out New England.