Steep Trails

John MUIR (1838 - 1914)

A collection of Muir's previously unpublished essays, released shortly after his death. "This volume will meet, in every way, the high expectations of Muir's readers. The recital of his experiences during a stormy night on the summit of Mount Shasta will take rank among the most thrilling of his records of adventure. His observations on the dead towns of Nevada, and on the Indians gathering their harvest of pine nuts, recall a phase of Western life that has left few traces in American literature. ... The landscapes that Muir saw ... will live in good part only in his writings, for fire, axe, plough, and gunpowder have made away with the supposedly boundless forest wildernesses and their teeming life." (From the Editor's note to the 1918 first edition)

Genre(s): Nature, Memoirs

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - Wild Wool Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
00:30:16
Play 02 02 - A Geologist's Winter's Walk Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
00:19:11
Play 03 03 - Summer Days at Mt. Shasta Michelle Montano
00:38:41
Play 04 04 - A Perilous Night on Shasta's Summit Michelle Montano
00:33:30
Play 05 05 - Shasta Rambles and Modoc Memories Brian von Dedenroth
00:34:11
Play 06 06 - The City of the Saints Bellona Times
00:12:57
Play 07 07 - A Great Storm in Utah John Dennison
00:08:29
Play 08 08 - Bathing in Salt Lake Mark F. Smith
00:07:16
Play 09 09 - Mormon Lilies John Dennison
00:13:45
Play 10 10 - The San Gabriel Valley jenniferyying
00:12:16
Play 11 11 - The San Gabriel Mountains TriciaG
00:12:28
Play 12 12 - Nevada Farms Bellona Times
00:14:32
Play 13 13 - Nevada Forests Jim Clevenger
00:15:32
Play 14 14 - Nevada's Timber Belt Jim Clevenger
00:16:56
Play 15 15 - Glacial Phenomena in Nevada J. M. Smallheer
00:13:00
Play 16 16 - Nevada's Dead Towns Jim Clevenger
00:15:29
Play 17 17 - Puget Sound Brian von Dedenroth
00:33:53
Play 18 18 - The Forests of Washington smhamon
00:24:42
Play 19 19 - People and Towns of Puget Sound John Dennison
00:15:59
Play 20 20 - An Ascent of Mount Rainier Mark F. Smith
00:13:48
Play 21 21 - The Physical & Climatic Characteristics of Oregon John Dennison
00:36:30
Play 22 22 - The Forests of Oregon & their Inhabitants John Dennison
00:37:03
Play 23 23 - The Rivers of Oregon John Dennison
00:25:32
Play 24 24-1 - The Grand Canyon of the Colorado, part 1 Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
00:33:06
Play 25 24-2 - The Grand Canyon of the Colorado, part 2 Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
00:36:31