Star Tribune: A life shaped in the wild

"Old Turtle" author Doug Wood traces the elemental influences of the outdoors in "Deep Woods, Wild Water."

Wood_Deep coverDouglas Wood’s lifelong yearning for the outdoors began with a lake. Make that two lakes. He fished during laid-back outings on Little Lake — a glorified pond near grandparents in Alton, Ill. — before making his first trip to northern Minnesota’s Lake Kabetogama. Generations of his family made trips to the sprawling, wild lake on the Canadian border since the 1930s, speaking of it “with reverence and awe.”

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Published in: Star Tribune
By: Lisa Meyer McClintock