Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Honoring Muir- Done Correctly?

Through researching an upcoming trip to Scotland I came across a interesting hike. The John Muir Way is 73km of constructed pathways. What surprised me is how we're honoring Muir's memory. While a walk across Scotland's countryside is beautiful I'm sure, I am not certain how Muir would feel about paved trails being constructed through the area. It seems ironic that to commemorate a conservationist who felt nature should be left alone we put up footpaths and pave roads to enjoy the aesthetics. It would seem more fitting to prevent interference rather than create it.

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