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Wilderness measures are worth celebrating

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I’ve had my breath taken away by the scale of Colorado peaks still snowcapped in August. Closer to home, I’ve boulder-hopped Adirondack streams cautiously, knowing breaking a leg a half-dozen miles from the nearest road is the bad idea my wife warned me about. Whether at the rock-rimmed tops of the West or just a few miles from our backyards, wildernesses are places to realize our insignificance in the cosmic scheme and make peace with ...

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