A Year in the Wilderness -- The Book

In A Year in the Wilderness, published by Milkweed Editions, explorers and guides Dave and Amy Freeman share about the 366 days they spent in the Boundary Waters Wilderness. During their year in this northern Minnesota Wilderness Dave and Amy camped at approximately 120 different sites, explored 500 lakes, rivers and streams, and traveled more than 2,000 miles by canoe, foot, ski, snowshoe and dog team. The Freemans embarbed on this expedition in support of the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters’ efforts to protect the Boundary Waters from proposed sulfide-ore copper mining on the Wilderness edge.

"In an age when humans are more disconnected from nature than ever, the future of our species and the ecosystems that support us will be endangered if wilderness is lost. Wilderness nourishes us and is the North Star guiding us toward a sustainable future. We must not lose sight of its value, and we must speak loudly for these quiet places." - A Year In the Wilderness

"The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is among our nation's great natural treasures. It is also fragile, and increasingly threatened by the prospect of sulfide-ore copper mining. At this moment in our history, when calls are growing to privatize public lands and weaken national parks, adventurers Amy and Dave Freeman spent a year in the Boundary Waters, experiencing its singular beauty and advocating for its preservation. In this extraordinary book, they have done us all an invaluable service, offering a wonderlfully compelling testimony for the value of wild places and the creatures who inhabit them. I urge you to read it, and then join the Freemans in advocating for the preservation of the Boundary Waters." - Vice President Walter Mondale

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