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PostPosted: August 19th, 2018, 8:10 am 
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Why drive all the way to Algonquin when you can have wilderness in Toronto? See a Jays game, then walk to a wilderness area just a few minutes away. Even Toronto's mayor agrees, it's wilderness. Here's the proof:


PostPosted: August 20th, 2018, 5:56 pm 

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Thats so true with wilderness being subjective.
not to hijack the thread and be ranty here lol...but
Ive always wondered if the degree of remoteness related
to how sacred the place is.
am starting to appreciate areas closer to me.
always used to think everything good in life is
north of where I currently am

this all came to me
while on a recent date near a very local hike
(10 min drive from where i live in S Ontario)

there i was at the foot of a waterfall with a beautiful
young woman and i started to talk about ‘up north’ lol
(my idea of wilderness thus far is crown land near say Timmins)
a few ports in can get one into lakes where you might not see any
no one for wks (if ever)

my date was into the moment and clearly annoyed
with my lack of ability to be in the present and see
the magic of this place.
ive been back to the waterfall but the girl has since disappeared lol :-?

I always enjoyed the East side of APP at a
lake called Greenleaf. Used to be good smallie and laker fishing
when we went early 2000’s.

Have a great trip where ever you decide to go.

PostPosted: August 21st, 2018, 7:50 pm 
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Honestly, it's a good thing if people are satisfied calling parks "wilderness" and not going any farther. I am conflicted about using these sites to propagate utilization of areas that are better off unvisited. However, the reality is that economic demands will eventually displace preservation. It's inevitable. So, the more people who value some semblance of "wilderness" the longer the grace period before more drastic exploitation occurs, it's a political reality. But make no mistake, as population expands into the hinterland, as people travel deeper into once pristine areas for recreation, the less wilderness there really is.

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