If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.
--Henry David Thoreau
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By the way... the title for today's post reminds me of Bill Bryson's excellent book about hiking the Appalachian Trail also entitled A Walk in the Woods.