Bill McKibben speaks for the trees... and the forests, the farms, the mountains, the ponds, and all the people and critters that call these places home. This books was especially powerful for me because I could envision so many of the actual locations he walked through. While the story is the account of a 16 day hike, his storytelling spans decades, even centuries. He's a master. I loved this book. A favorite quote: "Armstrong has lived a nearly perfect life - good to his neighbors and loved in return, good to his wife and cherished in return, in a place that meant something to him and where he meant something." "You can have a sufficiency of knowing, just as you can have a sufficiency of stuff."