Wednesday, February 6, 2019
'I hope the United States of America is not so rich that she can afford to let these wildernesses pass by, or so poor she cannot afford to keep them.' -Mardy Murie
-Margaret Thomas 'Mardy' Murie (August 18, 1902 – October 19, 2003) was a naturalist, author, adventurer, and conservationist. Dubbed the 'Grandmother of the Conservation Movement' by both the Sierra Club and the Wilderness Society, she helped in the passage of the Wilderness Act, and was instrumental in creating the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. She was the recipient of the Audubon Medal, the John Muir Award, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom—the highest civilian honor awarded by the United States. (from Wikipedia)
She lived her last 75 years here in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
I'm booked on a plane out of Jackson this afternoon. It can sometimes be a hard place to get out of, and it's always a hard place to leave.