Pioneer conservationist John Muir recounts his journeys by foot through the Yosemite Valley, Mount Whitney, the famed sequoia forests, King's Canyon, and other wilderness areas. With a natural historian's keen eye for flora, geography, and geology, he describes glaciers, lakes, trees, and the daily lives of the region's inhabitants. Muir's lyrical narrative, originally published in 1894, is accompanied by splendid illustrations of plants and animals. AUTHOR: John Muir (1838 1914) ranks among America's most important and influential naturalists and nature writers. Devoted to the preservation of wilderness areas, Muir founded the Sierra Club and was active in the establishment of Yosemite National Park.