One man’s search for the last wilderness

A book by Nelson Guda

“Roadless” by Nelson Guda is a story of roads and places without them. Not just the roads you drive your car on, but the roads that wind through our lives and careers. 

In 2006 Nelson Guda set out to find and photograph the last places without roads in the US. Mostly wanting to escape a career that had gone badly off track and lose himself in the wilderness, he knew almost nothing about what he was getting himself into.

He had no idea that he would end up driving tens of thousands of miles, talking with lumber company presidents, ranchers and preachers, and delving into nearly all of the conflicts that revolve around our public land and how we use them.

All he knew for certain was that he needed to start somewhere, and he needed a map.