Suffering Optional: Walking Into the Wild Is a Quest of Privilege

October 7, 2014 7:38 PM

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If you're thinking of walkIng by yourself into the desert for three years, by all means, do so. I wish you safe passage.

On Sunday, The New York Times devoted more than 3,000 words to a story about Sarah Marquis, a Swiss woman who trekked 10,000 miles from Siberia through Asia and Australia. She encountered marauding Mongolians on horseback who stalked her nightly for two months straight, had a bout of dengue fever, a...

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