-- The forest stared down at me with a curiosity. I took a deep look into the tunnel going up the mountain. It was in that moment, I realized that I’d made it. Not certain as to what ‘it’ was, but something in my gut told me I’d arrived. Looking back up at the forest, Red Spruce waved in agreement… Disappearing up the trail, I knew I’d found a paradise on earth.
"But love of the wilderness is more than a hunger for what is always beyond reach; it is also an expression of loyalty to the earth which bore us and sustains us, the only home we shall ever know, the only paradise we ever need - if only we had eyes to see."