Blue Heron at dusk – White Horse Lake – Kaibab National Forest

May 12, 2019 - Comment

Blue Heron at dusk – White Horse Lake – Kaibab National Forest Image by Al_HikesAZ My daughter wanted Dad to take her camping & fishing so I chose White Horse Lake campground about 1/2 hour south of Williams. Far enough in the backcountry to feel remote, but close enough to civilization if any needs arose.

Blue Heron at dusk – White Horse Lake – Kaibab National Forest
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Image by Al_HikesAZ
My daughter wanted Dad to take her camping & fishing so I chose White Horse Lake campground about 1/2 hour south of Williams. Far enough in the backcountry to feel remote, but close enough to civilization if any needs arose.

The fishing was great, the catching sucked. In late August the lake was a little too warm.

Wendell Berry, Openings: The Peace of Wild Things

When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

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