...which looks the same as it did 2 days before the 7/29 flood, which was the last of several times I crossed it during the past week. Wow ... the power of running water is amazing!
If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them more than the miracle of technology. We must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with it.
- Lyndon Johnson, on signing the Wilderness Act into law (1964)