Wilderness experiences are good for the mind, body and soul.
By Jay Exum
Jay is a featured columnist on environmental issues for 2017 editions of Seminole Magazine.
Wilderness. The very word conjures mixed emotions, particularly in our ever-urbanizing world. Is the term positive? Does it connote a place where you would go to experience a variety of wildlife, exquisite natural scenery and true peace? Or is frightening? Is the idea of exploring a wilderness area so inherently dangerous, so remote, so unrelatable that you wouldn’t consider it without a satellite phone and an emergency support team?