WE DON'T HAVE  to tell the seeds of the bristlecone pine what to do. We give them a chance. Or God does. Or Whom It May Concern does. Now, I'm not about to tell a bristlecone, or for that matter, a western swallowtail, a condor, or a redwood what to do. . . . They know. . . . We have no right to drive these miracles off the Earth.

-David Brower

Remembering Galen Rowell - Ken Brower

[Photograph: Galen Rowell: Bristlecone pine and evening storm White Mountains]