be got into the woods

Posted on by Laura Hamlyn

"Few are altogether deaf to the preaching of pine trees. Their sermons on the mountains go to our hearts; and if people in general could be got into the woods, even for once, to hear the trees speak for themselves, all difficulties in the way of forest preservation would vanish." -- John Muir, champion of Yosemite.

Just returned from an all-too-short, three-night trip to Yosemite National Park. Instead of trying to wax poetic about this place, I think I'll just refer you to John Muir. He said it best. But I did manage to take a few pictures (like the one above) that begin to capture the majesty of the park.