These are questions I explore in a guest post I wrote for the blog of So to Speak: A Feminist Journal of Language and Art. So to Speak is publishing “Shoshone,” a chapter from my manuscript, Falling in Yellowstone, this spring. Here’s an excerpt of my post:
In these early and classic examples of wilderness experienced solitaire, the individual’s sojourn in nature is often marked by extreme conditions, danger, and rugged self-reliance. And the individual is often a man.
Read my whole post here: http://sotospeakjournal.org/2013/01/yellowstone-social-in-33-miles-around-shoshone-lake/.