and other small tragedies
By John Rember
In the late 60s and early 70s, I was a wilderness ranger in Central Idaho, and spent several summers in the Boulder and White Cloud ranges, inventorying the area for possible recreational use. What I discovered in the course exploring the drainages of the two ranges was that the area is essentially a desert, fragile and harsh. In its high circs, I would discover my own footprints, a year later, where they had come down on small bits of moss or grass or sedge. The imprints of my soles were still sharp in dried mud. Often enough, the plants I had stepped on were dead.
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