Reblogged From Traveling Magnolia – 2 Posts – Traveling In Wyoming/ Colorado – Fall Foliage/ Flat Tops & Rocky Mountain Road Trip

“As Joni Mitchell observed in her classic Big Yellow Taxi, “Don’t it always seem to go, that you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone.” The vast wilderness encountered in the United States west even through the early 20th century has been eroded by development. Fortunately, the National Parks and National Forests along with many state and local agencies have preserved enough open spaces for visitors to enjoy.”