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  • Anthropocentricism In Walden

    Anthropocentric Nature Writing in the “Introduction” to Walden Bill McKibben’s “Introductin” to Walden, telling of a backpacking trip into the New York Adirondacks, is a great example of nature writing. Nature writing has a tendency to be anthropocentric, fueling consumerism in its readers. By contrast, the hallmarks of environmental writing are an attempt to create an awareness for issues concerning the environment in a biocentric point of view and to convey the detrimental effects of…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Trip To Yosemite

    begin I was offered to go on a roadtrip with my friend Luke and his dad Tim, also he invited our friend kenny. When he invited me I got really excited because I’ve always imagined how exciting it would be to go to Yosemite. Plus we would get to go backpacking. Now I’ve never really gone camping like in a tent or anything like that, but I figured it would be a lot of fun. Just Getting the opportunity to go out and experience the world away from my home and have a lot of fun was made even better…

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  • Into The Wild By Jan Burres, Mccandless Friends And Family

    the Wild, McCandless’ friends and family have a tremendous impact on his life. Although his friends and family all have an effect on his life, not all of them have the same influence. To start off, his family was not supportive of his dreams of backpacking the world and living in the wild. Part of the reason this occurred was because they did not understand the type of lifestyle McCandless wanted to live. This can be interpreted in the story when it states, “It was the last anyone in Chris’s…

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  • Desert Safari Essay

    Client URL: Desert Safari Tips That Can Make the Trip More Pleasant and Enjoyable Most probably, one of the things that top your travel bucket list is taking a desert safari. As many travelers say, it is the most fun activity that you can do in the desert. If you are going to a destination that is known for having great sand dunes, then it is something that you cannot miss. However, keep in mind that such kind of trip is that all comfortable and convenient. Here are…

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  • College Admissions Essay: The Most Important Things In My World

    There are many things in my world that make me happy and many things that I like to do.  I like to spend time with all of my friends in the city, where I live.  We often play games, cards, play music, or just watch movies.  Sometimes we ride bicycles or skateboard.  I like to see live music and go to festivals in the city.  For work, I build windmills and watermills in beautiful places all across America.  I get to travel quite a bit for work and I enjoy that. …

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  • Missing Gap In Jim's Case

    that, if he discloses his past drug addiction to Dr. Brownlee, he will lose the offered position. Therefore, Jim is contemplating telling a story about backpacking for a year to cover for the missing gap.…

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  • Eagle Mountain Journey

    In outdoor exploration, sometimes failure can be a source of motivation. Throughout the course of our twenty-five-year friendship, we have experienced motivational challenges at both Eagle Peak and the nearby Hat Mountain, the high points of Modoc and Lassen Counties, respectively. The summit of Eagle Mountain, called Eagle Peak, is, at 9,896 feet, the undisputed high-point of thinly-populated Modoc County as well as the highest point in the South Warner Wilderness. Modoc County, located on…

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  • I Want To Create An American Culture Essay

    If I were backpacking through a foreign country and wanted to engage with the locals, I would bring a cookbook, a football, and a family photo album. Each of these 3 items would show the locals glimpses of who I am as a person. I chose the cookbook because I finding cooking quite enjoyable, even if my work turns out to be inadequate. Honestly, I enjoy any activity that I can do hands on and create something in the process. Now, not only would it be fun to cook with the local people; but seeing…

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  • Gap Year: Differences Between High School And College

    Carver 4th English Comp. Should teens in the us adopt the british custom of taking a “gap-year” between high school and college? When young adults think of college, some may get scared because they realize they are starting their adult life and have to decide what they are going to do. You have to think of money, a job, maybe rent, even just getting into a college. Now students are considering whether to take a gap year between their high school and college education. Students should…

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  • Chris Mccandless '' Happiness Is Only Real When Shared.'

    about the trip. I believe if his parents would have told him that his father was living a double life, it would have been much better than finding out his own. In Chapter 11, Chris took his first backpacking trip at the age of eight. His family traveled frequently. I think that Chris’s early start at backpacking at his young age led to his desire to experience the wild up in Alaska. It may not have been so important to him if he had not experienced it for so many years. Chris McCandless’s story…

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