Backcountry ranger Jack Isen has had a bad year at school. He is anticipating some time alone, working the back country of the Flat Tops Wilderness. Something strange happens and he finds much more isolation than he was planning for. This is a partial version of the whole short story. If you enjoy the read, please support the author. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IQCS718/ A short story written in Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter's The Long Earth world.