This book transports you into the wilderness of New York State's Adirondack Park; a protected area not unlike what the Native Americans first encountered. Between 1998 and 2013, the author made twenty-four canoe excursions into the back reaches of the park; two-thirds of the time as a solo explorer and the rest with family. Most of the trips were in the off seasons, when few other campers were encountered, but wildlife abounded. Starting in 2005, at the age of 62, and with very little previous artistic experience, the author began a series of twenty-four exquisitely detailed pencil and graphite pictures drawn onsite during his treks into the wild. Each adventure is a short story onto itself, but interwoven within the narrative are the struggles everyone faces as they age. Hand-drawn maps and detailed descriptions of each trip, make this book a useful travel guide for future Adirondack adventurers.