no more hotdogs

steps yesterday: 19217

no more leftover hotdog buns for me. back on the diet.

Bill talks about the strange american relationship to nature, in which nature and civilization are thought of as separate. He talks about how the people who take care of the AT are obsessed with keeping people away and keeping the trail going through nothing but wilderness. He contrasts this with hiking in Europe, where trails go through small towns and farms.

I sort of sympathize with the “all wilderness” people, in that I don’t know if I’ve ever actually had the experience of being in total (or near total) wilderness, and I’d sort of like to know that it’s still out there, even if I don’t particularly want to experience it right now.