Reflection © AlpineQuest.com
This site is
dedicated to lovers of wilderness and remote places of grandeur - an
intimate exposure to the alpine country; its mountains and
glaciers, jagged peaks, streams and high lakes, meadow wildflowers,
and old growth forests, as well as nature (landscape and wildlife)
this site endorsed the proposed Alpine Lakes Wilderness Expansion Project.
And endorses the Stehekin Road Bill as a recreational access to the North Cascades
National Park, as well as reopening the Suiattle River Road, Illabot Creek Road, and
White Chuck River Roads. This site also supports the WDFW fish stocking program
herein Washinton state's alpine lakes, as well as having hatchery support for our salmon
& steelhead resources. As well, endorses the Wild Olympics Wilderness & Wild Scenic
Rivers Act also sponsored by Sportsmen for Wild Olympics.
It is intended
to remind man of his commitment to the preservation of wild lands
thereby protecting them for future generations to enjoy, as well as
the creatures they nourish. In so doing,"we must remember not to exclude
ourselves from what we wish to preserve, to include maintaining access roads
for recreational purposes such as hiking, climbing, fishing and hunting."
And in our wandering, let us respect the wild for what it is and tread lightly
thereupon it recognizing its fragility.
The concept of
this site actually began in manuscript form during the 1960s when I
first became incensed with the multiude of destructive practices
affecting our natural resources such as: clear-cutting in National
Forests and causing siltation of salmon streams. Thus, it is my
sincere hope that you enjoy the text and photos of this site, and
perhaps rediscover your own inner feelings about how we view what
wild lands remain and how we should treat them. Ceratinly, the
aesthetic value these wild lands have upon mankind, is far more
important to him and the earth now, than the amount of monetary
gains that can be derived from them. In essence, the true meaning of
our public lands and wild lands lies in the aesthetic value it
brings to mankind, not the dollars it can generate through
industrial revenue, and or commercial greed.
"Without trees (to include the huge lowland-river second growth) and
land set aside, there is no forest."
children never experience the grandeur of these environs, surely
mankind will suffer for it in the end."
note: this site
contains only a small fraction of the many photo adventures in the
wild, that my friends and I have shared together for a great many
years. We hope you enjoy them as I've tried to capture the
essence of it all through photography and my writings, as part of
the spirited relay team of conservationists who have gone before me -
carrying the torch of conservation and trying to keep that theme/dream alive . . .