Kluane was covered in fresh snow, gone a day later. Meadow's ablaze. Hard to make progress in a forward direction with a new distraction requiring attention at every turn. Time to redefine progress. The good traveller has no set schedule and is not intent on arriving, according to Lao Tse.
The world is the geologist's great puzzle-box; he stands before it like the child to whom the separate pieces of his puzzle remain a mystery till he detects their relation and sees where they fit, and then his fragments grow at once int a connected picture beneath his hand. -Louis Agassiz