Wilderness: a definition

As I explore my wilderness, I thought I’d better check out some definitions:


1. a wild and uncultivated region, as of forest or desert, uninhabited or inhabited only by wild animals; a tract of wasteland.
3. any desolate tract, as of open sea.
5. a bewildering mass or collection.


Includes the following definitions:

“…those last truly wild places that humans do not control…”

“The word wilderness derives from the notion of “wildness”—in other words, that which is not controllable by humans.”

For me it is indeed a, “bewildering,” place. Knowing that it is not only not controlled by humans but also, “not controllable,” makes it that much more important to have a guide…


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