The iPhone at Walden Pond

Last week we were in Boston visiting some friends and the sites. The first thing we did was drive straight to Walden Pond. Visiting Walden Pond has always been a dream of mine.

We pulled up around 6:30 pm so the park offices were closed. The trail maps were also gone. But we consulted a map on a board to locate the site of Thoreau's cabin. Then we set off into the woods.

Trouble was, the trails weren't marked very well and we got to a fork in the path not knowing which way to go. Blast those trail maps being gone!

Pausing, I pulled out my iPhone and Googled "walden pond park trail map." And up popped the park site with the downloadable PDF of the map. I downloaded it and we found our way to the cabin.

While I consulted the map with the boys I quipped to Jana, "How ironic that I'm going to Thoreau's cabin following a map I downloaded on my iPhone." Laughing, Jana snapped a picture to commemorate the moment.

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2 thoughts on “The iPhone at Walden Pond”

  1. Here's some more iphone irony--my brother, Jon Camp (who you might know), whipped his out (still in the wild) after killing his first deer to watch a youtube video on how to gut it. could say we go to our phones to live deliberately?

  2. I shall be telling this with a sigh
    Somewhere ages and ages hence:
    Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
    I pulled out my iPhone and Googled,
    And that has made all the difference.

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