Wise management is so rare it needs to be widely acknowledged where it is found.
Back in the early seventies the Mohonk Preserve asked that outlying outcrops in the Gunks not be included in guidebooks. And that the Shawangunks not be frequently featured in topical media. Their requests were met with cooperation.
Sometimes I think we are killing our lives and making them shallow with our concentration on single issues. Yesterday one poster was thinking of the Gunks only in terms of climbing. A very common response.
Yet the most magical experience I had in that place involved a midnight run on the carriage roads during a light rain. Even the trees seemed alive.