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October 12, 2012 § Leave a comment

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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Montana Backroads on the Lolo National Forest

http://daily-blog.rv-boondocking-the-good-life.com/2011/07/montana-backroads-on-lolo-national.html

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“Physics is really nothing more than a search for ultimate simplicity, but so far all we have is a kind of elegant messiness.” – Bill Bryson

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Lolo NP

http://ironvan.com/2011/05/18/race-rehearsal-1-112-miles-like-clockwork%E2%80%A6except-for-the-clock/

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“To have humility is to experience reality, not in relation to ourselves, but in its sacred independence. It is to see, judge, and act from the point of rest in ourselves. Then, how much disappears, and all that remains falls into place.

In the point of rest at the center of our being, we encounter a world where all things are at rest in the same way. Then a tree becomes a mystery, a cloud a revelation, each man a cosmos of whose riches we can only catch glimpses. The life of simplicity is simple, but it opens to us a book in which we never get beyond the first syllable.” – Dag Hammarskjold

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Montana Forest Restoration Committee (MFRC)

http://www.montanarestoration.org/mfrc-overview

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“The nation’s forests were being cut faster than they could grow back. In the 1890s, while Aldo (Leopold) was growing up, the United States had begun to set aside forest reserves to protect the trees. Then, while Aldo was in high school, one of the country’s first forestry schools opened at Yale University. Aldo knew immediately what he wanted to do. If he could become a forester, he could get paid to work in the woods all day. How could a job get any better?” – Marybeth Lorbiecki

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Flathead National Forest in Montana

http://www.allwhitefish.com/nature/flathead_national_forest.php

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“This is not wilderness for designation or for a park. Not a scenic wilderness and not one good for fishing or the viewing of wildlife. It is wilderness that gets into your nostrils, that runs with your sweat. It is the core of everything living, wilderness like molten iron.” – Craig Childs

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Flathead National Forest

http://www.allwhitefish.com/nature/flathead_national_forest.php

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“Our inability to think beyond our own species, or to be able to co-habit with other life forms in what is patently a massive collaborative quest for survival, is surely a malady that pervades the human soul.” – Lawrence Anthony

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Gallatin National Forest

http://thegoat.backcountry.com/2010/01/18/montana-man-gets-1-year-in-prison-and-25k-fine-for-cutting-a-trail-in-a-national-forest/

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“Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread. A civilization which destroys what little remains of the wild, the spare, the original, is cutting itself off from its origins and betraying the principle of civilization itself.” – Edward Abbey

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Lewis and Clark National Forest

http://allenrussell.photoshelter.com/image/I0000h1K0eJHjlOM

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“Benedicto: May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. May your rivers flow without end, meandering through pastoral valleys tinkling with bells, past temples and castles and poets towers into a dark primeval forest where tigers belch and monkeys howl, through miasmal and mysterious swamps and down into a desert of red rock, blue mesas, domes and pinnacles and grottos of endless stone, and down again into a deep vast ancient unknown chasm where bars of sunlight blaze on profiled cliffs, where deer walk across the white sand beaches, where storms come and go as lightning clangs upon the high crags, where something strange and more beautiful and more full of wonder than your deepest dreams waits for you — beyond that next turning of the canyon walls.” – Edward Abbey

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buffalo grazes in the Gallatin National Forest

http://www.campingroadtrip.com/outdoor-living-newsletter-july-2010/wildlife-photography-tips

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“Mountains seem to answer an increasing imaginative need in the West. More and more people are discovering a desire for them, and a powerful solace in them. At bottom, mountains, like all wildernesses, challenge our complacent conviction – so easy to lapse into – that the world has been made for humans by humans. Most of us exist for most of the time in worlds which are humanly arranged, themed and controlled. One forgets that there are environments which do not respond to the flick of a switch or the twist of a dial, and which have their own rhythms and orders of existence. Mountains correct this amnesia. By speaking of greater forces than we can possibly invoke, and by confronting us with greater spans of time than we can possibly envisage, mountains refute our excessive trust in the man-made. They pose profound questions about our durability and the importance of our schemes. They induce, I suppose, a modesty in us.” – Robert Macfarlane

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borders National Forest land

http://www.buy-montana-land.com/2011/02/incredible-wildernes-views-cabin-site/

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“To those devoid of imagination a blank place on the map is a useless waste; to others, the most valuable part.” – Aldo Leopold

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