Perhaps you've heard of Richard Louv's best-selling book Last Child in the Woods, in which he laments that modern kids grow up cut off from the natural world.
Makes you wonder who that last child in the woods will be.
I think I found him. His name is Eli Bickford. He's twelve years old. And he's from Brooklyn.
Though he lives in the city, he spends every summer at his family's cabin in Keene Valley. When he was seven, he climbed his first High Peak (Nippletop). The next summer he climbed ten more of the High Peaks. By age eleven, he had polished off all forty-six. READ MORE