Wednesday, April 13, 2016

John Muir - Father of our National Parks

John Muir Quotes and vistas

Our family toured many of the great National Parks when I was a child:
Mt Hood, Carlsbad Caverns, Yellowstone and Old Faithful, the Painted Desert, Mt Rushmore, the Ozarks, many other works of nature. I didn't know then what an unusual chance it was for me to see, up close and personal, a living buffalo, a brown bear, deer, elk, eagles, prairie dogs, sea lions, the variety of wildlife.

To read of politicians seriously urging the selling of our national lands, the destruction of public lands in exchange for coal, tar oil, and mines,. is to find a gap of understanding too vast for me to bridge. What poverty of spirit will trade untrammeled nature for dollars?

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