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A few sprinkles

I notice “BLM” painted on the row of metal garbage bins and think of recent, nearby controversy. Coming to Leslie Gulch puts us more than halfway to the Malheur Refuge which was occupied 41 days by those opposed to federal management of lands within state boundaries.


As long as there is a program to preserve outdoor experiences like this for my children and children’s children, I don’t much care who administers it. But someone must. A free-for-all is unlikely to preserve unique landscapes, places of wonder and solitude essential to a healthy mind.

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Taken on March 20, 2016