Ken Ilgunas

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Ken Ilgunas is an author, journalist, and backcountry ranger in Alaska. He has hitchhiked ten thousand miles across North America, paddled one thousand miles across Ontario in a birchbark canoe, and walked 1,700 miles across the Great Plains, following the proposed route of the Keystone XL pipeline. Ilgunas has a BA from SUNY Buffalo in history and English, and an MA in liberal studies from Duke University. The author of Walden on Wheels, Trespassing Across America, and This Land Is Our Land, he is from Wheatfield, New York.

Books

This Land is Our Land by Ken Ilgunas

This Land is Our Land by Ken Ilgunas

This Land is Our Land | How We Lost the Right to Roam and How to Take it Back by Ken Ilgunas reflects on how America's laws on private property restrict access to beautiful green spaces. Ken Ilgunas, lifelong traveler, hitchhiker, and roamer, takes readers back to the nineteenth century, when Americans were allowed to journey undisturbed across the country.
Trespassing Across America by Ken Ilgunas

Trespassing Across America by Ken Ilgunas

Trespassing Across America by Ken Ilgunas follows the authors cross country journey along the proposed Keystone XL pipeline all on foot. Both a travel memoir and a reflection on climate change, the book is filled with colorful characters, harrowing physical trials, and strange encounters with the weather, terrain, and animals of America’s plains.
Walden on Wheels by Ken Ilgunas

Walden on Wheels by Ken Ilgunas

Walden on Wheels by Ken Ilgunas recounts the authors adventure to get out his student debt and to avoid it in his future. The book offers a spirited and pointed perspective on the dilemma faced by those who seek an education but who also want to, as Thoreau wrote, “live deep and suck out all the marrow of life.”