"The trail has taught me much. I know now the varied voices of the coyote -- the wizard of the mesa. I know the solemn call of herons and the mocking cry of the loon. I remember a hundred lovely lakes, and recall the fragrant breath of pine and fir and cedar and poplar trees....It has given me blessed release from care and worry and the troubled thinking of our modern day."
--Writer Hamlin Garland (1860-1940), born in West Salem, Wisconsin, and known for Main-Travelled Roads