…where man himself is a visitor…

“…an area where the earth and community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain.”

1964 Wilderness Act

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10 thoughts on “…where man himself is a visitor…

  1. Again, as they say in the South, “His momma didn’t raise him right.”

    When my brother and I were younger we used to walk up to folks who did that, garbage in hand, and say, “You dropped something” and pester them until they threw it into the trashcan — but our parents made us stop that. They were fearful for our safety I suppose, tho’ it was framed as “disrepectful” to a grown-up — which always made me furious, since my little girl mind didn’t believe litterbugs deserved respect.

    whew! Haven’t thought about that for decades. 🙂

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  2. Same reaction to litter here – selfish vandals!

    Tink and I walked down a beautifully well-maintained street today, and even there somebody bypassed the trash can on the corner and threw their fast-food garbage on the sidewalk right in front of a gorgeous garden!

    In the South they call that “trailer trash behavior” — NOT meant to imply that everyone who does not live in a house is “trash” or even that everyone with a messy yard drops trash on lawns that aren’t).

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  3. Isn’t it sad to see all this. As we hike the trails and see the disrespect for nature evidenced by litter our hearts ache. We believe we need to live the “Wilderness Act” not just read it just an eloquent writing.

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  4. And now, sadly, our country is imperilled by fraking, pipelines, industrial waste pollution of our bodies of water, and genetic mutations of our plant-fife.

    I hope this Act will not turn out to be referred to as ‘The Camelot Attempt’ due to certain unthinkable policies pushed forward by certain unthinking, money-obsessed politicians.

    We the people MUST stand for better.
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
    ADD/EFD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to transform a world!”

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  5. Shiva, that is an excellent question. The quote is quite poetic and the cornerstone of the 64 Wilderness Act. The act is striving to maintain pristine areas of wilderness for all to enjoy without manmade pollutions i.e. light, signage, structures, etc. It is such a delicate balance.

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