All factions have reason to worry if the broad majority of citizens lose that mysterious sense of felicity and exuberance they once had in the presence of natural grandeur—the feeling of having known it before, of being linked to it via thousands of centuries before they were born…the most practical plea may be the final one, that insists on the right of a minority to its pleasure—a pleasure in this case so deep seated it can be equated with religious freedom.

Edward Hoagland

“The New England Wilderness”