Stuff I’m Reading: “Desert Solitaire” by Edward Abbey (3)

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View north from near the Windows area. Photographed 04/15/2014 at Arches National Park, Utah.

“A man could be a lover and defender of the wilderness without ever in his lifetime leaving the boundaries of asphalt, powerlines, and right-angled surfaces. We need wilderness whether or not we ever set foot in it. We need a refuge even though we may never need to go there. I may never in my life get to Alaska, for example, but I am grateful that it’s there. We need the possibility of escape as surely as we need hope…”

–Edward Abbey, “Desert Solitaire

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About Jeremy Sell

Science and nature nerd.
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