From the LA Times: Happy Birthday to John Muir. He was born on this day in 1838. Muir founded the Sierra Club, and is credited with preserving Yosemite Valley and Sequoia National Park.
Read more John Muir Quotes here:
From John Muir: Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.
From Wiki:John Muir (//; April 21, 1838 – December 24, 1914) was a Scottish-American naturalist, author, and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States. His letters, essays, and books telling of his adventures in nature, especially in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, have been read by millions. His activism helped to preserve the Yosemite Valley, Sequoia National Park and other wilderness areas. The Sierra Club, which he founded, is a prominent American conservation organization. The 211-mile (340 km) John Muir Trail, a hiking trail in the Sierra Nevada, was named in his honor. Other such places include Muir Woods National Monument, Muir Beach, John Muir College, Mount Muir, Camp Muir and Muir Glacier. ..more on John Muir
A Tree Lover's Monument
When John Muir learned that William and Elizabeth Kent were naming a redwood forest near San Francisco in his honor, he declared, "This is the best tree-lovers monument that could possibly be found in all the forests of the world." The couple had purchased the land to preserve its beauty and restful wilderness; and in 1908, they donated it to the federal government to protect it from destruction. ..more
Happy Birthday and thank you, John Muir! We greatly appreciate that you advocated so strongly for preservation of nature and beauty as Yosemite and the Sequoias. We love all and Muir Woods, too. May each of us continue to keep such Natural Wonders pristine for eons of generations to enjoy! Those of us in the area of these parks, should partake of their noble, stately auras if possible.
Please note per the National Park Service that there are delays, especially on weekends:
Happy Hiking, Picnicking, Photo-taking, Rejuventaing, Communing with Nature! Thank you again John Muir!