The Wild Muir Twenty Two of John Muir's Greatest Adventures review È 107

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The Wild Muir Twenty Two of John Muir's Greatest AdventuresTop of a tree to death defying falls on Alaskan glaciers the renowned outdoorsman's exploits are related in passages that are by turns exhilarating unnerving dizzying and outrageous. A great introduction to Muir’s work and life complete with handy timeline and notes from Stetson for further context What joyous ecstatic prose Definitely going to get some of the full works

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Ich Muir courted and faced danger ie lived wildly throughout his life From the famous avalanche ride off the rim of Yosemite Valley to his night spent riding out a windstorm at the. John Muir is an amazing human The National Parks we enjoy today are largely the fruit of his and Teddy Roosevelt's initiative The book is not amazing but the short little chapters about aspects of Muir's life paint a picture of a highly intriguing human being For instance in Yosemite Valley Muir built a cabin for the winter in which he'd live write and study which by the way sounds like an amazing way to live He so loved the sound of babbling brooks that he diverted a small portion of the Merced River to run through the living space in his cabin I'm not sure how this worked out in winter time but it's a cool idea that I'd like to tinker with someday I also enjoyed the chapter of him riding on top of an avalanche and living to tell the tale

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The Wild Muir Twenty Two of John Muir's Greatest Adventures review È 107 ß Here is an entertaining collection of John Muir's most exciting adventures representing some of his finest writing Each included adventure has been selected to show the extent to which Muir courted and faced danger ie lived wildly throHere is an entertaining collection of John Muir's most exciting adventures representing some of his finest writing Each included adventure has been selected to show the extent to wh. Purchased as an impulse at some park bookstore in the past couple of years I am so glad I finally sat down to finish this book It's like a box of chocolates packed with novel delights each just as delicious as the other making it hard to decide which you like best The book lacks the excessive hyperbole laden introductions that typically accompany this sort of thing The editor includes a brief paragraph or two to introduce each selection and provide context along with a nice timeline of Muir's life at the back There's even the inclusion of an article written by a man who accompanied Muir on a hike and another report showing someone else's view of the same incident All in all showing that Muir's physical fitness must have been uite unusual even for today because he rarely mentions any difficulties on climbs and gives the appearance to the onlooker of a fleet footed gazelle prone to bouts of amatory botany It's funny I rather had a picture of Muir as somewhat kin of Doctor Who very intelligent constantly moving and going and exploring not really getting upset or stressed out about any scraps falling ass over teakettle and knocking himself senseless or going snowblind didn't seem to upset him All the while admiring enthusiastically appreciating and overflowing with joy at the amazing lovely wonderful things around him I think one of my favorite stories was about the tree ride because I share this fascination with wind and could totally see the movement of the trees he described I most envy his description of the aurora borealis events never having seen one The little dog going along on the hike was a fantastic tale too I uite relished his constant descriptions of the uality of light and the anthropomorphization describing badgers marmots and other small people who live on the mountain Now I wish I could hear his voice so I am going to have to go find some proper Scottish indie films to get that in my head for the next time I read something by Muir