Is it easier today to be a solitary in an urban/suburban area than in a rural area or wilderness? Physical isolation, climate, and availability of food, supplies, and transportation have always been challenges for historical hermits. Today’s urban dweller can cope with climate; cost and not access to food, supplies, and transportation is the issue. Ironically, anonymity may be easier in urban/suburban areas than in small towns or rural areas. Perhaps the greatest challenge to the urban hermit is the most important one — losing touch with nature.