There are some people you read about and then read their writings and just wish and wish and wish again that you could've met them... spoken, shared thoughts, ideas or even a bottle of wine! Maybe a walk under tall trees. One of these people for me is John Muir. This Scottish-American writer and wilderness advocate is an inspiration, not only in what he wrote, thought and experienced- but also the changes he affected in the preservation of Wilderness in the USA. One of these is the Yosemite National Park. A place that took my breath away... Mountains and rivers, trees and deer... Promises of bears.
Image: Peter Marshall
"Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity; and that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life." John Muir