Okay, so I would probably give this 3.5 to 3.75 stars if those options were available. I really like the author's description of his solitude in the landscape. I particularly liked his realization at the end of the book about how to maintain solitude among people. I think for anyone that spends time in any kind of wilderness this is part of the reason why we continue to return for reminders of that solitude and peace. It is easy to forget amid the workaday concerns of everyday life.