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by Robert M. Young

eBook Walking to Wachusett: A Re-Enactment of Henry David Thoreau's A Walk to Wachusett download ISBN: 0615264085
Author: Robert M. Young
Publisher: Robert M. Young (November 12, 2008)
Language: English
Pages: 216
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We Thoreau fans like to walk where he once walked.

We Thoreau fans like to walk where he once walked. We like to take the paths that Henry once followed, and we make every attempt to invoke his spirit along the way. It can be a mystical experience. It can also be an excuse to take a good, long hike. Bob Young used many of the same roads to re-enact the two-day westward hike across seven towns in August 2005. His friend Howard Kong shadowed him as his in-car companion and photographer.

Walking to Wachusett book. Join author Robert Young as he walks along the roads traveled by Henry David Thoreau and companion Richard Fuller in 1842. Explore and relive the thrill and the challenge of making the 34 mile journey from Concord, MA to Mt. Wachusett, located in Princeton, MA. Get A Copy.

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Their journey, by foot, began on July 19, 1842. Traveling through Acton, Stow, Bolton, Lancaster A Classic Essay. Traveling through Acton, Stow, Bolton, Lancaster and Sterling, they arrived in West Sterling by sunset and lodged overnight at a local inn, most likely the Milton Buss Inn and Tavern.

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Join author Robert Young as he walks along the roads traveled by Henry David Thoreau and companion Richard Fuller in 1842. Explore and relive the thrill and the challenge of making the 34 mile journey from Concord, MA to Mt. Wachusett, located in Princeton, MA.
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Adrielmeena
We Thoreau fans like to walk where he once walked. We like to take the paths that Henry once followed, and we make every attempt to invoke his spirit along the way. It can be a mystical experience. It can also be an excuse to take a good, long hike. Enter Bob Young.

While other authors have attended to Thoreau's travels to Cape Cod or to Maine, Bob decided to re-create one of the man's earliest and shortest trips: the 33-mile trek from Concord, Mass. to Mount Wachusett in Princeton, Mass. Henry and friend Richard Fuller made that excursion in July 1842; and an account of it took essay form as "A Walk to Wachusett" the following year. Bob Young used many of the same roads to re-enact the two-day westward hike across seven towns in August 2005. His friend Howard Kong shadowed him as his in-car companion and photographer.

Thankfully, Bob was willing to share his adventure with all of us lucky readers. He begins with descriptions of existing scholarly approaches, then adds his own research to them. The next chapter outlines the re-enactment itself and gets us walking beside him on a very steamy August day. After Bob gets back home, he provides background for Thoreau and Fuller's 1842 experience. He also includes the original text of Thoreau's article. Lots of extras follow: a section of illustrations, several appendices, and a bibliography of sources. This book is deceptively chockfull of information.

The newest and most valuable pieces here are Bob's personal narrative and his detailed directions. Because of the inclusion of all of the various re-tellings of the Walk -- at least five of them -- the book has a somewhat repetitive feel. It might have flowed more seamlessly if he had found some way to combine some of the versions. Then again, as it stands now, readers can be picky and can choose the section(s) that most interest them.

Maps can be problematic for guidebook authors, but they are also absolutely essential. A small map appears here to open the illustration section, but it's separated from all of the Walk versions as well as from the directions. A larger one or a series of several maps would have been a welcome addition during the pages that mark Bob's personal excursion.

And when you get down to it, Bob only did a little more than half of the original walk. He went back home after descending Mount Wachusett. He didn't finish the round trip back to Concord. But back in 1842, Richard Fuller and Henry Thoreau parted ways when they were halfway home anyway. And Henry himself didn't clearly define their return route, or even note exactly where he and Richard spent their second night. Maybe someday someone will figure out those mini-mysteries.

In spite of the possible detractions, Bob Young's re-enactment of the Walk to Wachusett is a worthwhile volume to add to the travel genre of Henry Thoreau. If you happen to live in central Massachusetts and can see Bob speak about his hike in person, so much the better.
Iaran
A wonderfully written, easy read. Robert Young provides an engaging and thoughtful perspective on Thoreau's walk intertwined with bits of anecdotal commentary. A wonderful book for those interested in the works of Thoreau and just as interesting of a read for those who have perhaps never heard of him. You will leave the last page wanting to continue walking.....