My First Summer in the Sierra

John MUIR (1838 - 1914)

The journal of nature-lover John Muir who spent the summer of 1869 walking California’s Sierra Nevada range. From French Bar to Mono Lake and the Yosemite Valley, Muir was awestruck by everything he saw. The antics of the smallest “insect people” amazed him as much as stunted thousand-year old Juniper trees growing with inconceivable tenacity from tiny cracks in the stone. Muir spent the rest of his life working to preserve the high Sierra, believing that “the clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” John Muir (1838-1914) was born in Dunbar, Scotland and grew up in Wisconsin, USA. This recording commemorates the 140th anniversary of that first summer. (Summary by Adrian Praetzellis)

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Biography & Autobiography, Nature

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01. June 3-6 1869 Adrian Praetzellis
00:29:54
Play 02 02. June 7-11 1869 Adrian Praetzellis
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Play 03 03. June 12-15 1869 Adrian Praetzellis
00:26:31
Play 04 04. June 16-30 1869 Adrian Praetzellis
00:25:28
Play 05 05. July 1-8 1869 Adrian Praetzellis
00:34:45
Play 06 06. July 9-12 1869 Adrian Praetzellis
00:32:34
Play 07 07. July 14-19 1869 Adrian Praetzellis
00:31:52
Play 08 08. July 20-23 1869 Adrian Praetzellis
00:32:41
Play 09 09. July 24-28 1869 Adrian Praetzellis
00:39:12
Play 10 10. July 29-Aug 3 1869 Adrian Praetzellis
00:28:14
Play 11 11. Aug 4-11 1869 Adrian Praetzellis
00:30:12
Play 12 12. Aug 12-14 1869 Adrian Praetzellis
00:15:41
Play 13 13. Aug 21 1869 Adrian Praetzellis
00:29:01
Play 14 14. Aug 22-Sept 5 1869 Adrian Praetzellis
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Play 15 15. Sept 6-22 1869 Adrian Praetzellis
00:30:40