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Wire the wilderness? As cell service expands, national parks become the latest digital battlegrounds

When John Muir helped establish the National Park Service, he argued that such parks were vital to help people unplug from the world. “Break clear away, once in a while, … Click to Continue »

Muir Song

… set to a quote by legendary conservationist John Muir, and narrated by infamous mountain climber, Lou Whittaker. Click PLAY or watch it on Vimeo. related – Sierra Club – John Muir Advertisements

Newsbook: 3 Homages to Nature

In these books, Henry Thoreau, John Muir and Terry Tempest Williams relish in the beauty (and lament the destruction) of our national parks.

John Muir's gravesite will finally open to the public, under a very Muir-like plan

Millions of people every year visit the national parks John Muir helped establish. Soon, they'll be able to legally visit the place where he's buried.

François D'Haene Breaks John Muir Trail Speed Record

Less than two months after winning UTMB, D'Haene ran the 210-mile trail in under three days

Found: The Forgotten Metal Markers of a 100-Year-Old Ecology Study

In 1916, William S. Cooper, who Alaska Public Radio calls a “godfather of modern ecology,” set up study plots in Glacier Bay, Alaska. Cooper had been inspired to come to this spot by reports from the famous naturalist John Muir, whoShow More Summary

Planning your hike on the John Muir Trail

JOHN MUIR TRAIL Workshop Learn the basics of plotting your adventure on the John Muir Trail, including how to plan meals and schedule resupplies, as well as discuss logistics for thru hikers. When, where: 7 p.m. Wednesday at the REI store in Tustin, 2962 El Camino Real. Admission, info: Free. (714)...

5 Reasons Why I Am Hiking the John Muir Trail

I am thru-hiking the John Muir Trail with my partner, Jessie, on Saturday, August 12 2017. In one day's time, we will begin the journey that will lead us to traverse some of the most breathtaking geologic landscapes (yes, I was a geology major - shoutout to the rock nerds!) of the west and summit the highest peak in the contiguous US. Show More Summary

John Muir's "adventure with a dog and a glacier"

6 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

One stormy morning in 1880, naturalist John Muir set out to explore a glacier in Alaska's Taylor Bay, accompanied by an adventurous little dog that had joined his expedition. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll...Show More Summary

Thru-hiking the John Muir Trail; trekking in Nepal

JOHN MUIR TRAIL Slide show Pamela Zoolalian will share stories and experiences from her solo thru-hike of the John Muir Trail from Yosemite to Mt. Whitney. When, where: 7 p.m. Wednesday at the REI store in Tustin, 2962 El Camino Real. Admission, info: Free. (714) 505-0205 NEPAL Presentation Guide...

John Muir Middle School teacher publishes book 'L.A. Mexicano, Recipes, People and Places'

There are times when Bill Esparza wants to write about brunch, but he knows he can’t because if he doesn’t feature food by Latino chefs, nobody else will. When there are Mexican chefs representing their own cuisine and hosting their own television shows, Esparza said, that’ll be when he writes...

Mom of 2 children killed in Concord hit-and-run released from hospital

The San Pablo woman was released from John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek Sunday night after receiving treatment for her injuries, according to Officer Brandon Correia, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol. The crash occurred about 10:55 p.m. Show More Summary

Work to move giant sequoia draws curious Idaho onlookers

7 months agoNews : The Newsroom

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Workers in Idaho prepared to inflate rolling tubes beneath a massive sequoia that grew over more than a century from a seed sent by naturalist John Muir. Then, they wrestled the tree up a ramp to street level Fri...

Rolling sequoia: Idaho tree tied to John Muir set for move

7 months agoNews : Trending Now

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Not very often does a 10-story-tall, 800,000-pound landmark change locations. Especially one that's alive.

Tiny cabin amidst La Honda redwoods asks $475K

If nature calls, maybe it’s time to go answer Trying to get by in the hustle and bustle of the modern Bay Area is enough to awaken almost anyone’s inner John Muir. Home buyers who have ever fantasized about throwing in the towel on city...Show More Summary

On the road trip of the future, you travel with John Muir, the scenery is unreal and the kids fight over who gets to sit in the back

Wave goodbye to the road trip as we know it. The future, which has arrived faster than we imagined, will be filled with self-driving cars that have visuals to enhance or replace the scenery and maybe even let us travel with people who have been dead for decades. What Car & Driver calls ‘brainless...

Why I am Hiking the John Muir Trail

It’s been awhile Trekkers, since I’ve graced the pages of the this dear website. You may remember me from last year, as I walked from Mexico to Canada on the Continental Divide Trail. Well, that didn’t kill me–in fact, it just confirmed...Show More Summary

Conservationist John Muir’s Youthful Hobby: Inventing Amazing Alarm Clocks

8 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

John Muir was more than a great explorer and advocate of national parks—he was also an ingenious inventor.

Wondering about Wonderland

Greetings! It’s been a while…. a long while. Maybe it’s because I got rejected for a John Muir Trail permit everyday for 6 weeks straight last year. Maybe it’s because I fell victim to the robotic and routine style of everyday life again. Show More Summary

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