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The Long Road to China.
This rock staircase can be found at Lovers Leap State Park in New Milford, CT. This is a fairly new park, but it's already fallen prey to destructive teenagers. When I was there, a group of kids pulled up in a van, disappeared into the woods, and came back under the influence sometime later. The ruins of a burned down mansion are covered in graffiti, broken beer bottles and garbage are strewn along the main trail, and crude words have been etched into tree trunks. I tried very hard to ignore all of this and capture the beauty of this park, but it was very difficult for me. I love going to state parks, but I get so sad when I see the results of rude people.
All of this beauty will be destroyed if humans continue to act disrespectful and inconsiderate. We are lucky enough to live on the only planet that supports our species, and we are slowly destroying it. It both disgusts and embarrasses me.
Sorry about the rant. I'm not a tree-hugger, but I love the land I live on.
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