“There are no other Everglades in the world. They are, they have always been, one of the unique regions of the earth, remote, never wholly known. Nothing anywhere else is like them.” — Marjory Stoneman Douglas… It got silent in our kayak, somewhere past the half-way mark of the 5.5-mile canoe trail through Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge.
Thoreau was a hiker; he was a man who loved to hike. But if he had a mountain bike, he would have zipped around the hills and mountains of New England, climbing up to that perfect lookout over the rolling land. This is what I thought as I rounded the twisty-turns at Oleta State Park Thursday.
This is a great Thoreau quote:
“In wildness is the preservation of the world.”