America's WILD READ Features Author Bill Sherwonit's Book Changing Paths

"America's Wild Read" departs for the Arctic this month with Bill Sherwonit. The online book discussion once again features the importance of childhood connections and conservation career choices.

Alaska author Bill Sherwonit will moderate the online discussion of his 2009 book, "Changing Paths/Travel and Meditations in Alaska's Arctic Wilderness" from October 16 to November 6. 

His is a first-hand account of a 50-mile, 2-week trek across the rugged Central Brooks Range, Alaska's northernmost chain of mountains, where scenery competes with wildlife in their magnificence.  His trip at age 50 forms the basis for ruminations on his childhood in rural Connecticut and his advocacy for wilderness as a source of spiritual renewal. 

Sherwonit's "Changing Paths" is "a fetching and affecting backcountry chronicle by a humble and unassuming man who loves low adventure as much as high, and loves the wilderness as much as anyone I know," says Washington State author Robert Michael Pyle, September's "America's Wild Read" moderator. 

"America's Wild Read" starts it hike through the Arctic at .  The book discussion forum is sponsored by the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown and hosted by the "Friends of the National Conservation Training Center" in partnership with the NCTC Conservation Library.

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