Ten fun facts about John Muir


Fact 1
His letters, essays, and books telling of his adventures in nature, especially in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, have been read by millions.

Fact 2
His activism helped to preserve the Yosemite Valley, Sequoia National Park and other wilderness areas.

Fact 3
The Sierra Club, which he founded, is now one of the most important conservation organizations in the United States.


Fact 4
Muir was noted for being an ecological thinker, political spokesman, and religious prophet, whose writings became a personal guide into nature for countless individuals, making his name “almost ubiquitous” in the modern environmental consciousness.

Fact 5
California celebrates John Muir Day on April 21 each year.

Fact 6
One of the best-known hiking trails in the U.S., the 211-mile (340 km) John Muir Trail, was named in his honor.

Fact 7
Other such places include Muir Woods National Monument, Muir Beach, John Muir College, Mount Muir, Camp Muir and Muir Glacier.

Fact 8
In his later life, Muir devoted most of his time to the preservation of the Western forests.

Fact 9
He is today referred to as the “Father of the National Parks”.

Fact 10
Muir's biographer, Steven J. Holmes, believes that Muir has become “one of the patron saints of twentieth-century American environmental activity.”


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was a Scottish-American naturalist, author, and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States

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