I was a lucky member of a sunset trip to "The Shack" -- the small house and farm where Aldo Leopold was inspired to write his book "A Sand County Almanac" -- on Saturday October 10, final evening of the conference.
The shack sits close to the Wisconsin River near Baraboo, Wisconsin, near tall-grass prairie and the present-day Leopold Center, which hosted SEJ for the evening.
Tallgrass prairie south of road from the shack to the Leopold Center. It was along this route that Leopold last traveled when he went to fight a fire on an adjacent farm. It was on this neighboring farm that Leopold died of a heart attack, and is where the Leopold Center now stands.