Oh, these vast, calm, measureless mountain days, inciting at once to work and rest!
Days in whose light everything seems equally divine, opening a thousand windows
to show us God. Nevermore, however weary, should one faint by the way who gains
the blessings of one mountain day; whatever his fate, long life, short life, stormy or
calm, he is rich forever.

                      --JOHN MUIR


  [Photograph: Richard Kauffman,  form Gentle Wilderness The Sierra Nevada]