The Weekend Australian - Travel - - Travel & Indulgence -

‘Trap­per is so old and tired that ev­ery Au­gust he just sits in the sun in front of his cabin with his head bowed, try­ing to gather up the last of it. A week of heat left, and then each day af­ter will be cooler. He sits with his arms spread and tries to gather it all in, ab­sorb­ing the vi­ta­min D. Ev­ery­thing is drain­ing from him. He used to love win­ter the most; now he tries only to stag­ger from Au­gust to Au­gust, cross­ing the months like step­ping stones across a dan­ger­ous river.’

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