“Don’t Touch It,” and other simple, nature-friendly advice — Each summer, I visit the Chequamagon National Forest in Wisconsin. An amazingly beautiful and lush forest, this place is my sanctuary. I stay with a low-key resort, inside a cabin overlooking Lake Namekagon. It’s a breath of fresh air – quite literally – to shell out two weeks every year at this place, far from bustling streets and busy people. It’s as a different world.
Or, a minimum of, it was eventually. I had a really different experience this past July. Upon entering our cabin, my fiance and I were greeted by a huge television, built with Direct TV. Don’t get me wrong : I’m a TV-lover, through and through. There was, however, something strange about having to seem all around the television to begin to see the lake.
“Don’t Touch It,” and other simple, nature-friendly advice
We overlooked this ; in the end, we don’t own the cabin. Some resort-goers might crave 500 channels before they crave hiking and fishing. Convinced the TV (both the sight of them available and also the temptation to watch it) would put a damper on things, we went on water.
As I started the old, rented pontoon boat, something occured to me. We’re no better when compared to the TLC, MTV, and MSNBC addicts. Yes, our boat was employed for the enjoyment on the outdoors ; however, it left a muddy, green wake behind it. Yes, we came towards the resort to have far from everyday conveniences and also to surround ourselves with nature, however i were staying inside a cabin – not really a tent or perhaps a sleeping bag. We cooked our breakfast every morning on the fairly modern stove, we drank coffee made inside a Bunn coffeemaker, so we turned upon the electric heat in case the cabin got too cold. As it happens we weren’t roughing it ; We’re faking it.
Since this realization, I’ve been troubled. I don’t understand where our appreciation for nature went. I don’t understand how misguided travelers – myself included – consider themselves to become experiencing nature, when really all we’re doing is glancing at it between commercials. Granted, everyone experiences nature in a somewhat different way. For some, glancing at it via a window – or on the TV screen – may well be enough.
I’m concerned, though, that by accepting this like a legitimate method to experience nature, We’re missing something. Or, perhaps, We’re missing everything. On the basic level, There’s something satisfying about feeling a special type of air in your skin, and about feeling the crunch of leaves and dirt beneath you. Where city lights don’t corrupt the night sky, we will see stars in a different way, and how much darkness is foreign and exciting.
There more for this simple human/nature combination than deep satisfaction, though. There exists a danger present within the ways we currently explore nature. It’s common for travelers to hop on boats, jetskis, waverunners, or ATVs to travel through lakes and forests. During these cases, vacationgoers are experiencing nature – while leaving a trail of pollution behind.
As well as what about our cabin? Built in center of the forest, trees needed to be removed so as for that use exist. It has an inherent disconnect, here : the resort was designed to house nature-loving travelers who wish to begin to see the forest’s natural beauty, yet so as for that use exist, many of the forest needed to be cut down. Rather than experiencing untouched and unscathed nature, vacationers are experiencing a forest marred by human interference.
Right here is the way with us. We, whether intentionally or accidentally, can’t help but tinker with nature in its natural forms. Even after we effort to truly experience it, we will also be hindering it. So, we should consider some simple pieces of recommendation if we wish…. (read the complete article in the link below)