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Secondary school students to hear the John Muir story

‘One day’s exposure to mountains is better than a cartload of books’, said John Muir, who nevertheless understood the power of the pen and wrote prolifically about wild places and the need to protect them. 503 more words

North Edinburgh News

John Muir

Born in Dunbar, Scotland (April 21, 1838), John Muir was the third of eight children. Muir’s father was both strictly religious and religiously strict. In 1849 the Muirs moved to the US near Portage, Wisconsin. 831 more words


" They grip the ground as though they liked it and..."

“I never saw a discontented tree.  They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do. 

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Beauty and Bread

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in,

where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul. 10 more words


“Fresh beauty opens one’s eyes wherever it is really seen, but the very abundance and completeness of the common beauty that besets our steps prevents its being absorbed and appreciated. 82 more words

Tuesday Truth: Clearest Way into the Universe is Through a Forest Wildnerness

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”

- John Muir

{Photo taken in a Vermont forest, August 2013, by Carolyn Stocker}


Celebrating Yosemite Part 4 - Hetch Hetchy: The Best and Highest Use?

There are few subjects in Yosemite’s history as controversial as the damming of the Hetch Hetchy Valley. Driven by San Francisco’s need for a reliable water source following the 1906 earthquake and subsequent fires that razed the city to the ground,  868 more words

Michael W Childers