John Muir



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Some of Muir's finest writing is found in this well-known and often-quoted article. At the close of the essay relating to his treetop experience of an exhilarating windstorm, Muir philosophizes: ""We all travel the milky way together, trees and men; but it never occurred to me until this storm-day, while swinging in the wind, that trees are travelers, in the ordinary sense. They make journeys, not very extensive ones, it is, true; but our own little comes and goes are only little more than tree wavings-many of them not so much.""


Scribner's Monthly, v.17,no.1


pp. 55-59

A Wind Storm in the Forests of the Yuba.



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