Muir and More: John Muir, His Life and Walks

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Award-winning outdoor writer Ronald Turnbull follows John Muir from his birthplace in Dunbar to the Californian trail that bears his name. A perceptive, humorous companion over 210 miles of the Sierra Nevada (and 45 miles of East Lothian coast), Turnbull shares remote camps with some eccentric trail types.

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`Muir and More' is at once informative, entertaining and very funny. Snap one up quickly. --Andy Howell, The Outdoors Station andyhowell.info/trek-blog

Delightfully enhanced with drawings by Colin Brash. It covers many topics and is full of fascinating information, making it an engaging read. --John Muir Trust Journal, Spring 2009

Around these walks the author spins many entertaining tales and anecdotes. This book contains hidden depths and repays concentration and thought.
--Chris Townsend Outdoors, christownsendoutdoors.blogspot.com

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John Muir, a life, but also a hike. Muir is 200 miles of high-level granite and pine, but also the inventor of a clockwork self-awakening bed and the American national park system. Muir is East Lothian's Man of the Millennium, this despite the fact that he left Scotland forever at the age of eleven, and one of the best long paths in the world.

Award-winning writer Ronald Turnbull is the first and probably the only person to have walked both California's John Muir Trail and East Lothian's very different John Muir Way in a single season. Between the cold grey waters of the Forth and the sunlit rock-slabs of California he considers the cult of vegetable worship, the paradoxes inherent in the preservation of wilderness, and the fascination of 200 miles of granite. He tastes both the huckleberry and the deep-fried haggis, and contemplates the sexiness of pebbles and of Henry David Thoreau's chin-beard. But most of all, he meets John Muir himself, inspired visionary and tiresome tree-hugger: the exiled Scot who invented the American outdoors.

For John Muir is more than a source of sweetly scented outdoor quotes. In this world of wind farms, nuclear power stations and big people-crusher cars, Muir matters.

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