Wild Necessity Of The Spirit
"Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit." ~ Edward Abbey
Photographed off of Highway 288 (The Desert To Tall Pines Highway), in the Tonto National Forest.
For over 20 years I have visited this view, multiple times per year. The more I've stood here, the more of a necessity to my spirit it has become to return over and over, with seemingly increased frequency, till the point I now own property very near here, I have no problem calling this scene part of my informal back yard, and when my spirit can longer be held in this life, it will be released here as a final home coming.