Walking Is Freedom, Inside and Out

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I grew up hiking and walking in the National Forest lands around Montana’s Gallatin Valley, and camping and fishing in Yellowstone National Park. Roaming up mountains, along creeks, and through the woods didn’t prepare me for an adult life of living in cities, but it did prepare me for a life on foot.

It also taught me to think in complex ways about the importance of connected, walkable communities to…



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