John Muir



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Muir discourses on his own particular style of mountaineering, and seizes the opportunity to discuss the current problems confronting the preservation of the forests. He seems less interested in talking about his forthcoming trip to Europe with Keith than in talking about nature when he says: "When one begins to study nature on the high mountain ranges a sort of indefinite awe steals over him, and then as he gradually gains a knowledge of the forces at work . . . that feeling dies away and he feels neither small nor great, but as if he had blended in with and become a part of nature itself, and was at home. . . . To me, going to the mountains is going home."


The [San Francisco] Morning Call


p. 8, cols. 1-3

Our John Muir. He Is Off for the Alps to Explore Their Great Glaciers. A Perilous Undertaking. But He Is Sure-Footed and He Can Take Care of Himself . . . . The Latest Portrait of the Great Mountain Climber-One of His Characteristic Talks-How He Works.



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