Posted by: canyak on Sep-28-11 9:24 AM (EST)
Wilderness is indeed open to definition and different for everyone. I prefer true designated wilderness, but that is not always available to many of us.
Very near where I live, is an undeveloped stretch of the Sheboygan River that when the trees leaves first pop open, it is absolutely beautiful. I rarely see anyone and most of man-made noises are at a minimum. And what makes it special is that it is only available for a short time in the spring then the river dries up.
I am offering this because I think for many of us that visit wilderness often but live away from it, we will search out favorite destinations (escapes) that give us somewhat the same feeling. Not wilderness, but a favorite "secret spot" that is away from everyday life.