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Only by going alone... Only by going alone in silence, without baggage, can one truly get into the heart of the wilderness. All other travel is mere dust and hotels and baggage and chatter.
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Raindrops blossom brilliantly in... Raindrops blossom brilliantly in the rainbow, and change to flowers in the sod, but snow comes in full flower direct from the dark, frozen sky.
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Rocks and waters, etc.,... Rocks and waters, etc., are words of God, and so are men. We all flow from one fountain Soul. All are expressions of one Love.
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Sequoia seeds have flat... Sequoia seeds have flat wings, and glint and glance in their flight like a boy's kite.
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Sheep, like people, are... Sheep, like people, are ungovernable when hungry.
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Spring work is going... Spring work is going on with joyful enthusiasm.
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Storms of every sort,... Storms of every sort, torrents, earthquakes, cataclysms, 'convulsions of nature,' etc., however mysterious and lawless at first sight they may seem, are only harmonious notes in the song of creation, varied expressions of God's love.
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Take a course in... Take a course in good water and air; and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own. Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you.
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The clearest way into... The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.
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The coniferous forests of... The coniferous forests of the Yosemite Park, and of the Sierra in general, surpass all others of their kind in America, or indeed the world, not only in the size and beauty of the trees, but in the number of species assembled together, and the grandeur of the mountains they are growing on.
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The dispersal of juniper... The dispersal of juniper seeds is effected by the plum and cherry plan of hiring birds at the cost of their board, and thus obtaining the use of a pair of extra good wings.
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The forests of America,... The forests of America, however slighted by man, must have been a great delight to God; for they were the best he ever planted. The whole continent was a garden, and from the beginning, it seemed to be favored above all the other wild parks and gardens of the globe.
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The gross heathenism of... The gross heathenism of civilization has generally destroyed nature, and poetry, and all that is spiritual.
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The making of the... The making of the far-famed New York Central Park was opposed by even good men, with misguided pluck, perseverance, and ingenuity, but straight right won its way, and now that park is appreciated. So we confidently believe it will be with our great national parks and forest reservations.
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The more I see... The more I see of deer, the more I admire them as mountaineers. They make their way into the heart of the roughest solitudes with smooth reserve of strength, through dense belts of brush and forest encumbered with fallen trees and boulder piles, across canons, roaring streams, and snow-fields, ever showing forth beauty and courage.
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The mountains are calling... The mountains are calling and I must go.
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The power of imagination... The power of imagination makes us infinite.
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The practical importance of... The practical importance of the preservation of our forests is augmented by their relations to climate, soil and streams.
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The redwood is one... The redwood is one of the few conifers that sprout from the stump and roots, and it declares itself willing to begin immediately to repair the damage of the lumberman and also that of the forest-burner.
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The redwood is the... The redwood is the glory of the Coast Range. It extends along the western slope, in a nearly continuous belt about ten miles wide, from beyond the Oregon boundary to the south of Santa Cruz, a distance of nearly four hundred miles, and in massive, sustained grandeur and closeness of growth surpasses all the other timber woods of the world.
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The sun shines not... The sun shines not on us but in us. The rivers flow not past, but through us. Thrilling, tingling, vibrating every fiber and cell of the substance of our bodies, making them glide and sing. The trees wave and the flowers bloom in our bodies as well as our souls, and every bird song, wind song, and tremendous storm song of the rocks in the heart of the mountains is our song, our very own, and sings our love.
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The waving of a... The waving of a pine tree on the top of a mountain - a magic wand in Nature's hand - every devout mountaineer knows its power; but the marvelous beauty value of what the Scotch call a breckan in a still dell, what poet has sung this?
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The wild Indian power... The wild Indian power of escaping observation, even where there is little or no cover to hide in, was probably slowly acquired in hard hunting and fighting lessons while trying to approach game, take enemies by surprise, or get safely away when compelled to retreat.
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The world, we are... The world, we are told, was made especially for man — a presumption not supported by all the facts.
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The world's big and... The world's big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.
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The wrongs done to... The wrongs done to trees, wrongs of every sort, are done in the darkness of ignorance and unbelief, for when the light comes, the heart of the people is always right.
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There is a love... There is a love of wild nature in everybody, an ancient mother-love showing itself whether recognized or no, and however covered by cares and duties
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There is not a... There is not a fragment in all nature, for every relative fragment of one thing is a full harmonious unit in itself.
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There is that in... There is that in the glance of a flower which may at times control the greatest of creation's braggart lords.
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These temple destroyers, devotees... These temple destroyers, devotees of ravaging commercialism, seem to have a perfect contempt for Nature, and, instead of lifting their eyes to the God of the mountains, lift them to the Almighty Dollar.
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This grand show is... This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never all dried at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal sunset, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls.
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This time it is... This time it is real — all must die, and where could mountaineer find a more glorious death!
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Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken,... Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity; and that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life. Awakening from the stupefying effects of the vice of over-industry and the deadly apathy of luxury, they are trying as best they can to mix and enrich their own little ongoings with those of Nature, and to get rid of rust and disease.
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To the lover of... To the lover of wilderness, Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world.
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Trees go wandering forth... Trees go wandering forth in all directions with every wind, going and coming like ourselves, traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day, and through space heaven knows how fast and far!
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Under the Timber and... Under the Timber and Stone Act of 1878, which might well have been called the 'Dust and Ashes Act,' any citizen of the United States could take up one hundred and sixty acres of timber land and, by paying two dollars and a half an acre for it, obtain title.
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Walk away quietly in... Walk away quietly in any direction and taste the freedom of the mountaineer.
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Wander a whole summer... Wander a whole summer if you can...time will not be taken from the sum of your life. Instead of shortening, it will definitely lengthen it and make you truly immortal.
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We all travel the... We all travel the Milky Way together, trees and men.
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We are now in... We are now in the mountains and they are in us, kindling enthusiasm, making every nerve quiver, filling every pore and cell of us.
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What a psalm the... What a psalm the storm was singing, and how fresh the smell of the washed earth and leaves, and how sweet the still small voices of the storm!
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When California was wild,... When California was wild, it was the floweriest part of the continent.
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When one tugs at... When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.
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When we contemplate the... 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.
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When we try to... When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.
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When we tug at... When we tug at a single thing in nature, we find it attached to the rest of the world.
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Who wouldn't be a... Who wouldn't be a mountaineer! Up here all the world's prizes seem nothing
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Writing is like the... Writing is like the life of a glacier; one eternal grind.
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Yet how hard most... Yet how hard most people work for mere dust and ashes and care, taking no thought of growing in knowledge and grace, never having time to get in sight of their own ignorance.
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