Happy Birthday, John Muir!
Today is the birthday of preservationist John Muir (the founder of the Sierra Club). He would have been 170 years old today. Not familiar with John Muir? He may be closer to your life than you would think. Perhaps you have a California State Quarter loitering in the change pile in your car (He’s on the back). Or you might be like me– running across his quotes for years without realizing who he was.
Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find that going to the mountains is going home.
I fancy it, because that is exactly how I feel about the Appalachian Mountains.
They are home.