• R. Gurley

The Most Strange and Daring of All Adventures

A weird, lovely, fantastic object out of nature like Delicate Arch has the curious ability to remind us-like rock and sunlight and wind and wilderness-that out there is a different world, older and greater and deeper by far than ours, a world that surrounds and sustains the little world of men as sea and sky surround and sustain the ship. The shock of the real. For a little while we are again able to see, as a child does, a world of marvels. For a few moments we discover that nothing can be taken for granted, for if this ring of stone is marvelous then all who shaped it is marvelous, and our journey here on earth, able to see and touch and hear in the midst of tangible and mysterious things-in-themselves, is the most strange and daring of all adventures- Ed Abbey- Cliffrose and Bayonets- Desert Solitaire

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