S: Lost in the Southwest - Fall 2010
BC: "For the benefit and enjoyment of the people"
FC: Lost in the Southwest Fall 2010 | Rock -- carved, colored and clothed by weather -- controls the character of our land. Nowhere is the relationship between earth's framework and the forces that shape it more dramatic than in the plateau and canyon country of the American Southwest."
1: Death Valley | Grand Canyon | Monument Valley | Navajo National Monument | Mesa Verde | Canyonlands | Arches | Capitol Reef | Bryce Canyon | Las Vegas | Moab | Grand Staircase-Escalante | Zion | Montana | Idaho | Utah | California | Nevada | Arizona | Colorado | New Mexico
2: Only the beginning of the storm we left behind..... | Montana...
3: Quite a change from Day 1....
4: Exploring the Salt Flats
5: Golden Canyon
6: Grand Canyon National Park
8: Who will gainsay that the parks contain the highest potentialities of national pride, national contentment, and national health? A visit inspires love of country; begets contentment; engenders pride of possession; contains the antidote for national restlessness.... He is a better citizen with a keener appreciation of the privilege of living here who has toured the national parks -Stephen Mather-
10: Navajo National Monument | The thoughts of the earth are my thoughts. The voice of the earth is my voice. All that belongs to the earth belongs to me. All that surrounds the earth surrounds me. It is lovely indeed, it is lovely indeed. -Navajo Proverb-
15: Poor research meant this was as far into the park as we were going to get....
17: Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit” -Edward Abbey-
20: A journey into the wilderness is the freest, cheapest, most nonprivileged of pleasures. Anyone with two legs and the price of a pair of army surplus combat boots may enter -Edward Abbey-
22: We have an unknown distance yet to run, an unknown river to explore. What falls there are, we know not; what rocks beset the channel, we know not; what walls ride over the river, we know not. Ah, well! we may conjecture many things.” -John Wesley Powell-
25: Our job is to record, each in his own way, this world of light and shadow and time that will never come again exactly as it is today. -Edward Abbey-
26: Since the land is the parent, let the citizens take care of her more carefully than children do their mother. -Plato-
29: Our people do not understand even yet the rich heritage that is theirs. There can be nothing in the world more beautiful than the Yosemite, the groves of giant sequoias and redwoods, the canyon of the Colorado, the canyon of the Yellowstone, the three Tetons -Theodore Roosevelt-
31: Behind the dust, meanwhile, under the vulture-haunted sky, the desert waits - mesa, butte, canyon, reef, sink escarpment, pinnacle, maze, dry lake, sand dune and barren mountain - untouched by the human mind. -Edward Abbey-
32: When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop, striped and dotted with continents and islands, flying through space with other stars all singing and shining together as one, the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty -John Muir-
34: The wilderness is a place of rest -- not in the sense of being motionless, for the lure, after all, is to move, to round the next bend. The rest comes in the isolation from distractions, in the slowing of the daily centrifugal forces that keep us off balance. -David Douglas- | Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah
35: Kodachrome Basin State Park, Utah
36: The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man. -Unknown-
39: This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never all dried at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal sunset, eternal dawn and gloaming, on seas and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls. -John Muir-
40: We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time. -T.S. Eliot-
43: Generally speaking, a howling wilderness does not howl: it is the imagination of the traveler that does the howling. -Henry David Thoreau-
45: What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset -Crowfoot-