Remember these things lost.
The native wildlife; the chance to float quietly down a calm river,
to let the current carry you past a thousand years of history,
through a living canyon of incredible, haunting beauty.
Here the Colorado had created a display that rivaled any in the world.
The side canyons simply had no rivals.
We lost wholeness, integrity in a place, one that might always
have let man experience a magnificent gesture of the natural world.
No man. in all the generations to be born of man, will ever be free
to discover for himself one of the greatest places of all.
This we inherited and have denied to all others --
the place no one knew well enough.

--DAVID R. BROWER

[Photograph: Eliot Porter from The Place No One Knew]