Chat Rooms (0 Chatting)  |  Search  |   Login/Join
* For the benefit of the community, commercial posting is not allowed.
Boundary Waters Quetico Forum
   Group Forum: Solo Tripping
      John Muir     

Author

Text

SourisMan
distinguished member(587)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
08/05/2018 09:25PM  
Just ran across this quote and thought I'd share it here....

“Only by going alone in silence, without baggage, can one truly get into the heart of the wilderness. All other travel is mere dust and hotels and baggage and chatter.”
 
      Print Top Bottom Previous Next
08/06/2018 10:19AM  
I have visited his home in CA.

I also worked for Kings Canyon NP in California, Muir was instrumental in the protection of the Kings River Valley.

John Muirs home and other info
 
mpeebles
distinguished member (248)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
08/06/2018 10:38AM  
Great quote. I think being alone in nature with one's own thoughts is a very good thing indeed.
 
ozarkpaddler
distinguished member(5366)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberpower member
 
08/07/2018 09:11AM  
LindenTree3: "
I also worked for Kings Canyon NP in California, Muir was instrumental in the protection of the Kings River Valley.
John Muirs home and other info "


Small world, my paddling buddy's daughter and family just moved from there this past year; his son-in-law worked for the NPS at King's Canyon. I kick myself that I never made it out there while they were living there!
 
jcavenagh
distinguished member(4562)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberpower member
 
08/07/2018 09:33AM  
We have photos and vids that show us those wonderful sites.
I try to imagine how Muir must have felt when he first saw some of those amazing places.
He had no real idea what he was about to witness.
I can see how he was so taken by that wilderness.
 
      Print Top Bottom Previous Next