From National Geographic December 2001: Forum August 2001 Public Lands "This middle-aged city boy and his dog dipped into the western wilderness using BLM offices as way points on a month-long drive from Seattle to Washing- to, D.C. The trust placed in me as a visitor to these defenseless and remote lands made me feel personally responsible for their well-being. I was amazed at the lack of vandalism and trash at the BLM areas accessible by car. Your article drove home the idea that total trust instills responsi- bility. Let's leave the BLM alone. RICK LAMB Washington, D.C."