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    The 1000 mile hike that shaped the National Park Service.

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    Sounds like Mr Muir was an interesting character. Nice story, thanks for sharing. icon_thumbup.gif
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    John Muir is a hero to all us commie tree hugging Sierra Clubbing west coast liberal ex-hippies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred View Post
    John Muir is a hero to all us commie tree hugging Sierra Clubbing west coast liberal ex-hippies.

    BORNEO, I was unaware of the Project Gutenberg. What a wonderful free resource for research or entertainment. If I disappear from this forum it is because I shall be busy reading, and reading, and reading...
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    I really enjoyed reading My First Summer in the Sierras a few years ago, but have to confess to its being the only book by John Muir I've read.
    I think, though, John Muir and Fred may both belong in the Edward Abbey faction more than the Sierra Club would like you to believe.
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    Despite my uber-conservative bent, I must admit I loved this book when I read it many years ago. That might be a young Fred on the cover.
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    I posted this on here before, I just don't remember where or even why. But being an Ed Abbey fan, I found it interesting.

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    I'm sure that mode of burial violated a plethora of laws. Ed would have loved that.
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