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An overview of the travels in alaska a book by john muir

This man could brave anything, I believe!

Throughout this short book, Muir walked and hiked and climbed in some of the worst weather more terrain than most of us walk in our lives. Muir was preparing this book for publication from his journals when he died, so much of what is in the now-published version would surely have been edited by him had he lived longer.

  1. Muir's description of life around Fort Wrangell, and his canoe treks all around Southeast Alaska over a century ago is an incredible window into the history of where I grew up. In the end, reading his journals leaves me with a very deep appreciation for the geology that has shaped this gorgeous state, and a deeper appreciation for the culture that was here first.
  2. Muir's description of life around Fort Wrangell, and his canoe treks all around Southeast Alaska over a century ago is an incredible window into the history of where I grew up. I'm glad I did.
  3. I'm glad I did. His descriptions of the Tlingit way of life help me better understand the culture that surrounded my childhood, its deep roots in nature, and the transitions that culture made once exposed to explorers, traders, and missionaries from the outside world.
  4. Rather, its a rebirth into new life as glaciers recede and new land rises up. I'm glad I did.
  5. I really had no choice but to head straight to Tidal Wave and get myself a copy of this book. Muir's description of life around Fort Wrangell, and his canoe treks all around Southeast Alaska over a century ago is an incredible window into the history of where I grew up.

Unfortunately, there were long stretches of the writing that I found less than engaging, though his use of metaphor is well done. Dec 03, 2009 Astin rated it liked it I became aware of John Muir's extensive travels in Alaska while kayaking the Stikine River in 2008.

Retracing John Muir's Travels

I hadn't realized the founder of the Sierra Club had spent so much time in Southeast Alaska. He further exposed me to Muir's writings that have inspired generations of intrepid adve I became aware of John Muir's extensive travels in Alaska while kayaking the Stikine River in 2008.

  1. Throughout this short book, Muir walked and hiked and climbed in some of the worst weather more terrain than most of us walk in our lives.
  2. He further exposed me to Muir's writings that have inspired generations of intrepid adve I became aware of John Muir's extensive travels in Alaska while kayaking the Stikine River in 2008.
  3. Very very fascinating stuff! In the end, reading his journals leaves me with a very deep appreciation for the geology that has shaped this gorgeous state, and a deeper appreciation for the culture that was here first.

He further exposed me to Muir's writings that have inspired generations of intrepid adventurers. Heacox also exquisitely defined and represents the ethos that Muir inspired.

  • His descriptions of the Tlingit way of life help me better understand the culture that surrounded my childhood, its deep roots in nature, and the transitions that culture made once exposed to explorers, traders, and missionaries from the outside world;
  • Muir's infatuation and adoration of glaciers led to incredible treks, adventures, and discoveries as he lived out his passion;
  • Throughout this short book, Muir walked and hiked and climbed in some of the worst weather more terrain than most of us walk in our lives;
  • Throughout this short book, Muir walked and hiked and climbed in some of the worst weather more terrain than most of us walk in our lives;
  • I hadn't realized the founder of the Sierra Club had spent so much time in Southeast Alaska;
  • Heacox also exquisitely defined and represents the ethos that Muir inspired.

I really had no choice but to head straight to Tidal Wave and get myself a copy of this book. I'm glad I did. It isn't a book that you dive into and find yourself unable to put it down, but its definately inspiring. Muir's description of life around Fort Wrangell, and his canoe treks all around Southeast Alaska over a century ago is an incredible window into the history of where I grew up.

His descriptions of the Tlingit way of life help me better understand the culture that surrounded my childhood, its deep roots in nature, and the transitions that culture made once exposed to explorers, traders, and missionaries from the outside world.

Travels in Alaska

Muir's infatuation and adoration of glaciers led to incredible treks, adventures, and discoveries as he lived out his passion. Its incredible to read his vivid descriptions of the very lands and glaciers that defined my childhood, and to realize how much the land has changed since then.

It isn't only the death of an era as global warming consumes these giants as they wash into the sea. Rather, its a rebirth into new life as glaciers recede and new land rises up. Very very fascinating stuff! In the end, reading his journals leaves me with a very deep appreciation for the geology that has shaped this gorgeous state, and a deeper appreciation for the culture that was here first.

See a Problem?

In a strange way, it also leaves me with a desire to fulfill my own passions. It might not involve tromping across miles of glaciers and ice slivers, millimeters away from glisading into an icy death with only a bit of tea and hard tack as sustenance.

  • Very very fascinating stuff!
  • Unfortunately, there were long stretches of the writing that I found less than engaging, though his use of metaphor is well done.

But it certainly calls me to live with more conviction and adventure about my own passions.