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Camping Along Raquette River


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Camping Along Raquette River


April 26th, 2016


Moossmann, Jillian


A weekend camping along Raquette River


Moossmann, Jillian




The given photo tells the story of a single tent resting on the bank of Raquette River, the third longest river entirely in the state of New York— running at about 146 miles long. The personal significance of this photo goes no further in terms of its history but rather begins to tell a story through the depiction of trees and a single tent. I often see trees as being, like humans, incredibly flexible while being extremely fragile. They are strong yet graceful, they can bend but break under certain circumstances, yet stand tall and proud. The tent speaks to getting outside and appreciating what nature has to offer. As Edward Abbey so eloquently states, “wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as a vital to our lives as water and good bread.” Often times we don’t realize what time in the wilderness can do for us and mean to us until we fully immerse ourselves in it.


Moossmann, Jillian, “Camping Along Raquette River,” Skidmore Saratoga Memory Project, accessed March 18, 2018,

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