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Going to the mountains is going home

“The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.” – John Muir.

Be curious. Be bold. 680 more words


In every walk with nature . . .

My daughter and her boyfriend sent us this very special postcard from their recent visit to the Muir Woods in California. I love the wonderful quote from… 205 more words


The Miseducation of John Muir — Longreads Blog

A close examination of the wilderness icon’s early travels reveal a deep love for trees, and some ugly feelings about people.

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John Muir

The Miseducation of John Muir

Justin Nobel | Atlas Obscura | July 2016 | 14 minutes (3,431 words)

Our latest Exclusive is a new story by Justin Nobel, co-funded by Longreads Members and published by… 3,548 more words


The Trees That Stood the Test of Time

“It took more than three thousand years to make some of the trees in these Western woods — trees that are still standing in perfect strength and beauty, waving and singing in the mighty forests of the Sierra.

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I'm Not John Muir, I Just Wish I Was

I had every intention of writing
a poem for Niagara Falls.

Only I can’t, because words still won’t come
I wish they would, but I’m still struck dumb, 300 more words