“We are now in the mountains and they are in us, kindling enthusiasm, making every nerve quiver, filling every pore and cell of us. Our flesh-and-bone tabernacle seems transparent as glass to the beauty about us, as if truly an inseparable part of it, thrilling with the air and trees, streams and rocks, in the waves of the sun–a part of all nature, neither old nor young, sick nor well, but immortal”

-John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierras




(Pictures from a snowshoe hike to Day’s Fork up Big Cottonwood Canyon; quote from the first installment of the Ken Burns’ National Parks series, which we started and watching and which the first installment thereof might as well be called “John Muir Quotes and Pretty Landscapes.”)