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Environment Along the John Muir Trail

by chuck 4. November 2010 05:04

John Muir - Founder of the Sierra Club

The John Muir

John Muir was an explorer back around 1900 and he really thought a lot of the High Sierra Mountains. So much so, he made it a point to bring about the preservation of Yosemite National Park and in 1892, became one of the cofounders of the Sierra Club.

I think the most important thing about John Muir was how much he valued the vast beauty of the wilderness and believed it was important for people to see what it had to offer so they would know it was (and still is) worth protecting.

The John Muir Trail

Depending on who you talk to, the John Muir Trail (JMT) is 211 to 236 miles. Construction began about a year after John Muir’s death and the region he spent most of his life exploring. More...

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Categories: Wilderness Mountaineering

Wilderness Stewardship, Not Quite Leave No Trace

by Chuck Peavey 29. July 2010 09:00

Small Town Life

Cash National ForestI grew up in a small town in Utah. When I was in grade school, there was no cable television so on summer days, we had to find other things to do. If my brother and I even breathed we were board, my mom would send us out to climb a mountain or go to the swimming hole in the river or take our BB Guns and shoot some cans. More...

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Categories: Environmental Impact