Everyone wants a legacy. Can there be any finer legacy than that of “Father of the National Parks”?
Because that’s John Muir’s legacy.
The Scottish born, American raised, naturalist, author, environmentalists, zoologist, botanist and glaciologist was he pioneer for the environmental movement.
In addition to his wide and varied professional interests, Muir was the found of The Sierra Club.
He also spent much of his life directly working to preserve the Western forests of Yosemite Valley and Sequoia National Park.
It was his writing in The Century Magazine which helped provide Congress with the impetus to make Yosemite a National Park.
“Muir has profoundly shaped the very categories through which Americans understand and envision their relationships with the natural world,” said Muir’s biographer Steven J Holmes and we couldn’t agree more.
To really appreciate John Muir’s contributions, you need to visit the best of our national parks.
You might also want to rent an RV in order to see them in comfort and style.