. . .Who could ever guess that so rough a wilderness
should yet be so fine, so full of good things.One seems
to be in a majestic domed pavilion in which a grand play
is being acted with scenery and music and incense, -- all
the furniture and action so interesting we are in no danger
of being called on to endure a dull moment . . .

JOHN MUIR                                 


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