A Sand County Almanac - Chapter 15, Arizona and New Mexico Summary & Analysis

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When the narrator lived in Arizona, the White Mountain was run by horsemen who were the only people that could travel to the county sized plateau that everyone called the "top." The top was exclusively for men mounted on horses. This ended during Henry Ford's revolution, because now planes can take anyone to the top.

In the winter, however, the top was even inaccessible to the horsemen because of snow piles in the meadows and little canyons. Every year in the spring, there was a small competition to be the first rider to get to the top of the mountain. Whoever made it first was the "man-of-the-year." In the summer, the weather is unpredictable. On a fair morning, the mountain is easy to travel through, and every living thing is out singing, chirping, and moving around. Then...

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