We were walking through the forest yesterday thinking of how lucky we are that there are still wild places in this crazy built upon world. In that spirit, we are dedicating this President’s Day to the conservationist president, Theodore Roosevelt, to whom six national park sites in part or whole, are dedicated. Without him, we’d be at Disneyland right now.
“We have become great because of the lavish use of our resources. But the time has come to inquire seriously what will happen when our forests are gone, when the coal, the iron, the oil, and the gas are exhausted, when the soils have still further impoverished and washed into the streams, polluting the rivers, denuding the fields and obstructing navigation.” —Theodore Roosevelt
Pictured here, President Theodore Roosevelt (left) and John Muir at Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park, ca. 1903.