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Friday, March 25, 2011 - BLM Campground, El Malpais National Conservation Area, Grants NM

10,000 Watts, BLM Campground, El Malpais National Conservation Area, Grants NM, March 25, 2011
10,000 Watts, BLM Campground, El Malpais National Conservation Area, Grants NM, March 25, 2011

What are they thinking

See that, up there under the ridge? That's an array of 48 photovoltaic panels, each rated at 220 watts. You think that might supply enough power to keep a camp host from wandering off to find a place to plug in an air conditioner? Bet it would.

Night camp

Site ? - BLM Campground, El Malpais National Conservation Area, Grants NM

Proficiency in Knowledge of the World

There are all degrees of proficiency in knowledge of the world. It is sufficient, to our present purpose, to indicate three. One class lives to the utility of the symbol; esteeming health and wealth a final good. Another class live above this mark to the beauty of the symbol; as the poet, and artist, and the naturalist, and man of science. A third class live above the beauty of the symbol to the beauty of the thing signified; these are the wise men. The first class have common sense; the second, taste; and the third, spiritual perception. Once in a long time, a man traverses the whole scale, and sees and enjoys the symbol solidly; then also has a clear eye for its beauty, and lastly, while he pitches his tent on this sacred volcanic isle of nature, does not offer to build houses and barns thereon, reverencing the splendor of the God which he sees bursting through each chink and cranny.

Essay VII, Prudence Ralph Waldo Emerson

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