Following the American Civil War in the summer of 1869, John Muir signed on with a crew of shepherds to drive a flock of 2500 sheep to Yosemite National Park at the headwaters of the Merced river. It wasn't until 1911, however, that he published My First Summer in Sierra, an account of that experience which would inspire many to visit the Yosemite region and has become a classic of environmentalist literature.As the day was far spent, we camped a little way back from the ford, and let the dripping flock scatter and feed until sundown. ... then turned off southward to a small shallow valley that extends to the edge of the Yosemite, which we reached about ... After luncheon I made haste to high ground, and from the top of the ridge on the west side of Indian Canyon gained the ... manifesting in his intelligent eyes a puzzled concern that was very ludicrous, which had the effect of bringing me to myanbsp;...
|Title||:||My First Summer in Sierra|
|Publisher||:||Digireads.com Publishing - 2010-01-01|