For Muir, to be outdoors was to be home, where discovery and adventure awaited around each bend in the trail, and the creatures of the mountains, streams, and sky were his brethren. It is no wonder then that John Muir became nature's most powerful proponent, prompting President Theodore Roosevelt to create our national parks. Muir also founded the Sierra Club, an organization tat has continued to this day to be a fierce advocate for conservation.
Americans have John Muir to thank for one of our greatest treasures, our national parks. In the Wisdom of John Muir, you will get to know the man behind the legend.
Compiled by: Anne Rawthorn