Painting: National Portrait Gallery (Used with permission)

Reflecting on the life and contributions of John Muir

Born: April 21, 1838
Dunbar,East Lothian, Scotland

Died: December 24, 1914 (aged 76)
Los Angeles, California


Who Was John Muir, Really? – Earth Island Journal@earthisland
Who was John Muir, Really? – Chaparral Institute
It’s just wrong’: Internal fight over Sierra Club founder’s racial legacy roils organization – Politico
John Muir’s legacy questioned as centennial of his death nears
‘Being very frank about our history’: As Sierra Club acknowledges racist past, Indigenous communities look for reckoning – AZ Central @Debkrol

The mountains are calling and I must go.

Who publishes the sheet-music of the winds or the music of water written in river-lines?

God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand straining, leveling tempests and floods; but he cannot save them from fools.

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

Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity.

I only went out for a walk, and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.

When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.

Elsewhere on the Web
Quotations from John Muir
10 Quotes – DOI
The American Forests

John Muir Birthplace
John Muir Birthplace

John Muir Way (Scotland)
John Muir Way – Wikipedia
John Muir Way set to generate £40m for communities after opening to the public

John Muir Trail (California)

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When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe - John Muir

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