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John Muir

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  • Mammoth Lakes

    Mammoth Lakes
    Mammoth It's the contrasts that most inspire during the warmer months in the Eastern Sierra. The almost sharp-looking granite standing watch over soft pine forests. The deep, icy lakes shimmering in the bone-warming sun. The abundance of natural life--...
  • Dr. Richard Koch dies at 89; medical pioneer

    Dr. Richard Koch dies at 89; medical pioneer
    As a prisoner of war in Germany during World War II, Richard Koch chose his life's work after reading one of the few books in the camp's meager library — the medical biography "The Doctors Mayo." Liberated in 1945 after 13 months in captivity, he...
  • Jon B. Lovelace dies at 84; head of American Funds

    Jon B. Lovelace dies at 84; head of American Funds
    Jon B. Lovelace, who led the Los Angeles-based American Funds mutual fund company as it became one of the country's largest money management firms, has died. He was 84. His family said Lovelace died of natural causes at his home in Santa Barbara on...
  • John D. Olmsted dies at 73; naturalist preserved open space in Northern California

    John D. Olmsted dies at 73; naturalist preserved open space in Northern California
    John D. Olmsted, a naturalist who led efforts to preserve Northern California nature areas, open space and trails, died of liver cancer March 8 at his home in Nevada City, Calif. He was 73. Inspired by conservationist John Muir, Olmsted spent more than...
  • Marion Cunningham dies at 90; icon of American cooking

    Marion Cunningham's crusade to preserve the nightly supper hour came of her concern that without it children would never learn table manners or the give and take of dinner conversation. Not only that, she worried that such traditional American dishes as...
  • A via ferrata makes scaling a vertical face like climbing a jungle gym

  • Yosemite's back-country hikers have seen the light

    Yosemite's back-country hikers have seen the light
    John Muir understood that the best way to see his beloved "Range of Light" is to travel light. His packing advice couldn't have been simpler: "Throw a loaf of bread and a pound of tea in an old sack and jump over the back fence." That's what I've done...
  • California national parks

    California national parks
    A list, from Alcatraz Island to Yosemite National Park, with programs, fees and directions. Find out about historic and scenic sites as well as programs, fees and directions to California's national parks, monuments and recreation areas: Alcatraz...
  • A peaceful interlude at the Mojave National Preserve

    A peaceful interlude at the Mojave National Preserve
    For a nation in perpetual motion, to cross the lands that make up the Mojave National Preserve has long meant only one thing: You are very nearly somewhere else. For westward-bound travelers, whether they came through open wilderness, along the now-...
  • "I'm With the Bears: Short Stories from a Damaged Planet"

    "I'm With the Bears: Short Stories from a Damaged Planet"
    Famed naturalist and writer John Muir (a founder of the Sierra Club) once observed that if it ever came down to a war between the races, he would side with the bears. That remark inspired the title of this compelling collection of short fiction...
  • Leafing Through the Pages at the Morton Arboretum

    Leafing Through the Pages at the Morton Arboretum
    Our book club reads a wide range of titles, frequently about nature. We meet in the Sterling Morton Library, which contains 28,000 books, 12,000 artworks and several hundred nursery catalogs. "Walden" by Henry David Thoreau brought on one of our best...