Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #699 – Sept 11, 2017



On wilderness preservation: Don’t rely on the Park Service; all they can think of is more asphalt paving, more picnic tables, more garbage cans, more shithouses, more electric lights, more Kleenex dispensers. Those bastards are scared to death of congressmen, who in turn are representatives of and often identical with local chambers of commerce.

—EDWARD ABBEY, June 15, 1956 Journal entry while working at Arches National Park in Utah

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