Mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life! (John Muir, Scottish-American naturalist)

Muir also said, “Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity.” We would likely agree that time off from our hectic schedules to relax in a soothing, natural environment would be refreshing. But the real fountain of life is to be found elsewhere.

For with you [God] is the fountain of life; in your light we see light. (Psalm 36:9)