Friday, 21 April 2017

Voice in the Wilderness


    One hundred and seventy-nine years ago the Naturalist, environmentalist and author John Muir was born in Dunbar, Scotland.

Callendar Park, Falkirk

    Whilst born in Scotland John Muir is an adopted son of the US, moving there with his family at the age of eleven. In recognition of his work, trails named after him can be found both in America and Scotland. He was a man who in my view was ahead of his time. He knew that the preservation of nature was important to the existence of mankind.


   There are two hundred and ten miles of trail in the United States to be hiked, through spectacular parks and countryside. In Scotland there are one hundred and thirty-four miles of equally beautiful countryside to be explored, by foot, bike and even on horseback in certain places.

South Queensferry
    I don't have pictures available of places along the US route however, I do have many of the places incorporated in the Scottish trail, which I've included today.

   John Muir's books include the titles, The Yosemite, My First Summer in the Sierra and Travels in Alaska.

Helix Park, Falkirk
Please also read  my previous post

No comments:

Post a Comment