Much of New England’s history is deeply connected to changes in nature and in particular to its geology. On this journey by foot and canoe through the forested landscape of New Hampshire and Vermont we will uncover treasures of the past hidden deep in the woods and mountains. We will experience sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous geological phenomena and its effect on patterns of human settlement, organization of society and even the political and social orientation of different states. We will climb mountain vistas, visit abandoned mines and find cool, beautiful caves. We will learn about patterns of colonization, history and legacy of natural resource extraction in the region. As we examine many nuances of the past we will begin imagine the sustainable future of humans living in balance with nature.