The other day my family and I took a wonderful hike to Timpanogos Cave. While the hike is a little difficult, it was easy to forget that your feet hurt as you looked at the beautiful scenery in American Fork Canyon. Chipmunks darted across the trail, hawks floated effortlessly above and thousands of years of erosion had created breathtaking views.

Shortly after beginning the descent down the mountain, I was reintroduced to our "next generation." Sitting on a bench next to an overlook was a teenage boy. This young man was oblivious to the natural treasures surrounding him. He was sitting, head down, thumbs working away full speed on a portable Game Boy. This boy's parents were not around. Maybe that's my point.

Tom Martin