“Ah! I need solitude. I have come forth to this hill at sunset to see the forms of the mountains in the horizon — to behold and commune with something grander than man.” Walden’s Journal, August 14, 1854
Took this pic in October, 1991 while fishing the Snake River for late Summer Steelhead that had made their way up the Columbia R. and into the Snake R. Beautiful scenery and a great deal of history re mining and Native Americans was learned along the way.
“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be
satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”