My close friend, Melanie Arigo, took this photograph and we agreed that this picture was symbolic of the affect the human race has had on the earth. This is nature, everything that is pure, beautiful and authentic in the world. Yet, even out here where the earth rolls and curves, sunlight dances across the leaves and the sky is clear and calm, there is a sign that we have touched this place. We have stepped on these rocks and brushed passed these branches. Even out here, where the land is still just the land, man has made his mark.