Are you ready to look up from your cell phones and step out into the wild?
It’s exciting. Enlightened people are looking up from their cell phones and stepping out into the wild. John Muir is the one man that people should thank for saving the wild for them to recharge, reawaken, and revive all their senses.
John Muir’s advocacy for nature inspires us today. The John Muir Trail is a testament to his efforts. When you trot down his trail, you’ll start echoing his mantra.
The more time I spend out there, the more I learn about myself. The more I gain perspective. The more I feel renewed.
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National Park Services information
NationalParkServices offers complete information on a John Muir visit from the trail to a tour of John Muir’s home
Pacific Crest Trail Association
PCTA a great resource on full details for planning a John Muir Trail adventure.
Discover the talent John Muir
Finally, to understand and appreciate the artist and writer John Muir, you may want to pick up some of his books
Books by John Muir
We provide the complete text of each book in HTML, organized by chapter, usually with the original illustrations. The following list is arranged by date of publication.
- Picturesque California and the Region West of the Rocky Mountains, from Alaska to Mexico(1888 – 1890). – Complete text of Muir’s writings in this book he edited.
- The Mountains of California (1894).
- Our National Parks (1901).
- Stickeen (Illustrated overview of Muir’s celebrated story of an adventure with a dog on a glacier)
- My First Summer in the Sierra (1911).
- As first published in the The Atlantic Monthly in 1911. (off-site link)
- Edward Henry Harriman (1911)
- The Yosemite , by John Muir (1912).
- The Story of My Boyhood and Youth (1913).
- Letters to a Friend (1915) – Letters written by Muir to his mentor, Jeanne Carr.
- Travels in Alaska (1915)
- A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf , by John Muir (1916).
- The Cruise of the Corwin (1917)
- Steep Trails (1919)
- The Life and Letters of John Muir, by William Frederic Badè (1924) – The full text of this two-volume book contains thousands of Muir’s letters and previously unpublished writings, along with Badè’s biography.
- John of the Mountains (1938) (edited by Linnie Marsh Wolfe) (book dust jacket)
- Studies in the Sierra (1950 reprint of 1874 serial)
Source: Sierra Club