Leopold laments the loss of wildness in this companion-piece to “Thinking Like a Mountain.” He had been among those who worked to tame the frontier. As a forester Leopold mapped it, measured its weight in gold, timbered it, grazed it, and sent it downstream, but hindsight tells him the wilderness would have been more valuable left alone.aspens_on_escudilla_trail

Read “Escudilla” in A Sand County Almanac


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