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Wilderness Committee Summer 2020

Published June 18th, 2020 in UW Blogs, Wilderness

“High above the world of people and their dramas, lives the world of the wild. Where the lengthened light at sunset sets aglow the towering firs and hemlocks at the ridges, and the wind makes its music with the trees. I’m in reverie remembering that time in June, when the light lingered at its zenith; when we camped up in the Rogue Siskiyou Divide, and watched the setting sun cast vivid, searing colors in phantasmal shapes upon the timbered land. With silence interrupted only by the owl’s call as sunlight pierced with green vanished and night was allowed its occupancy. We reveled in the beauty and thanked our lucky stars that came out in striking contrast to the velvety night sky that we had this sanctuary, this Wilderness to remind us of our sanity, our humanity.”

Susan Applegate remembering a trip taken seven years ago up into the Rogue Siskiyou Wilderness.



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