Boundary Waters Quetico Forum :: Group Forum: Solo Tripping :: John Muir
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!
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.
“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.”
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