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Melting into Music

In one of his many personal journals, John Muir, a man known to many as Nature’s prophet, wrote: The snow is melting into music. The same was happening in Virginia, and it was a sound and a song I had never heard before. 682 more words

Ice Storm

God has cared for these trees

“God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools”. John Muir

Photos And Quotes

Some Thoughts on Hiking in Yosemite National Park

(All photographs taken by me).

Although one could argue we’ve gained many things from the technological advances of recent decades, there can be little doubt that we’ve also lost something vital along the way: our connection to the natural world. 1,066 more words


The Falls of Yosemite with Calming Music

One of the most beautiful national parks is Yosemite in California, USA.  According to the National Park Service, Yosemite is “not just a great valley, but a shrine to human foresight, the strength of granite, the power of glaciers, the persistence of life, and the tranquility of the High Sierra. 121 more words

Boyer Writes

John Muir- Three Days That Saved The World


Thoughts on the death of John Muir, Christmas Eve, 1914

One of the most poignant of the stories that have emerged from the commemorations marking the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War is the one about German and British troops laying down their arms and emerging from their trenches to exchange greetings and share rations on the Western Front on Christmas Eve 1914. 712 more words

International Tartans

Pitfalls Of Adventure Media, Part 1: Taking Yourself Too Seriously

As I jot down notes on my travels through geologic and mental space, there are a number of things I really want to avoid — things that make lots of other nature and adventure writing and film unpalatable to me in spite of superior craftspersonship. 582 more words