TA0073: Steep Trails (Excerpts)

Steep Trails (Excerpts)

John Muir

Michael Scott

These four excerpts, from the writings of John Muir, document his naturalist studies in a number of different settings. These highly descriptive stories detail his expeditions in the rugged outdoors. His documented studies led him to an awe of the natural splendors of the earth, and eventually to a position of preservation. His direct activism helped to save the Yosemite Valley and other wilderness areas.

Four Excerpts are included:

  1. A Geologists Winter Walk
  2. A Perilous Night on Shasta Summit
  3. Nevada’s Dead Towns
  4. People and Towns of Puget Sound


ThoughtAudio PDF Transcript: TA0073_SteepTrails_JohnMuir.pdf


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John Muir is the most famous and influential American naturalist and conservationist. The Sierra Club, which he founded, is now one of the most important conservation organizations in the United States.