And after ten years spent in the heart of it,

    rejoicing and wondering, bathing in its glorious floods of light,

seeing the sunbursts of morning amoung the icy peaks,

    the noon day radiance on the trees rocks and snow,

and the flush of alpenglow,

    and a thousand dashing waterfalls

with their marvelous abundance of irised spray,

    it still seems to me above others the Range of Light.

                                        --JOHN MUIR

  [Photograph: Richard Kauffman]