• My First Summer in the Sierra

  • By: John Muir
  • Narrated by: Brett Barry
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (463 ratings)

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My First Summer in the Sierra

By: John Muir
Narrated by: Brett Barry
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Publisher's summary

It was June of 1869 when John Muir reluctantly accepted a job herding sheep from the central valley of California to the headwaters of the Merced and Tuolumne Rivers, high into the Sierra Nevadas and deep into the Yosemite region. He felt ill equipped for the work, and yet the opportunity thrilled his adventurous spirit. With a notebook tied to his belt, he set out for a summer he would never forget.

My First Summer in the Sierra is Muir’s classic account of that extraordinary journey. It was not published until 1911, by which time he had become well known for his work as a naturalist and conservationist. One hundred years later, we can still experience Muir’s transcendent joy, as he climbed the mountains, explored the lakes and streams, and studied the region’s flowers and trees. His words have since beckoned countless travelers to Yosemite National Park.

©1911 John Muir (P)2011 Silver Hollow Audio
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