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Best Place to Pitch a Tent

Because it’s winter, and you were on your way up to Piney Lake anyway to look for a moose, chances are you’re stuck in the snow. But like the Jeremiah Johnson wannabe you are, you looked out at the mountain vistas and decided to stick around for a while. In the immortal words of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, “Gimme Shelter.” Building a lean-to is out of the question because even Jeremiah Johnson wouldn’t live in one, and besides, to cut enough branches to keep you dry you’d need to file an environmental impact statement ” in triplicate ” and recite that horrible poem, “I Think That I Shall Never See a Thing So Lovely as a Tree …”

So you pitch a tent. It’s stronger than a lean-to, and you don’t have to deal with government agencies.

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