Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Okay, so I walk hundreds of miles to Acadia, lash the rain soaked World to the rear of the van and drive it to the summit of Cadillac Mountain because I do NOT want to crush or hurt anything along the way into one of our national treasures. I get the World to the top and walk the last bit to the summit. The wind is blowing and the foggy mist has visibility to a few hundred feet. Not many are at the summit in these conditions. I find the high benchmark and look to see a happy man and woman with their young son and daughter. They looked to be from India and as I said, very happy. Then I noticed to see both parents carrying a small evergreen they had pulled up by the roots from the mountain top.
For the first time in a very long time I felt rage.

1 comment:

rob said...

Don't let it get you down. This area is a contradiction in many ways. There are a ton of people around right now, and most of them don't know much about respecting the natural world.

meeting you on Monday was very inspiring to me. Don't let this one little incident get in the way of your great accomplishment!