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Steep Trails

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A collection of Muir's previously unpublished essays, released shortly after his death.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) (9 hr 15 min)


01 - Wild Wool


Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)

02 - A Geologist's Winter's Walk


Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)

03 - Summer Days at Mt. Shasta


Read by Michelle Montano

04 - A Perilous Night on Shasta's Summit


Read by Michelle Montano

05 - Shasta Rambles and Modoc Memories


Read by Brian von Dedenroth

06 - The City of the Saints


Read by Bellona Times

07 - A Great Storm in Utah


Read by John Dennison

08 - Bathing in Salt Lake


Read by Mark F. Smith

09 - Mormon Lilies


Read by John Dennison

10 - The San Gabriel Valley


Read by jenniferyying

11 - The San Gabriel Mountains


Read by TriciaG

12 - Nevada Farms


Read by Bellona Times

13 - Nevada Forests


Read by Jim Clevenger

14 - Nevada's Timber Belt


Read by Jim Clevenger

15 - Glacial Phenomena in Nevada


Read by J. M. Smallheer

16 - Nevada's Dead Towns


Read by Jim Clevenger

17 - Puget Sound


Read by Brian von Dedenroth

18 - The Forests of Washington


Read by smhamon

19 - People and Towns of Puget Sound


Read by John Dennison

20 - An Ascent of Mount Rainier


Read by Mark F. Smith

21 - The Physical & Climatic Characteristics of Oregon


Read by John Dennison

22 - The Forests of Oregon & their Inhabitants


Read by John Dennison

23 - The Rivers of Oregon


Read by John Dennison

24-1 - The Grand Canyon of the Colorado, part 1


Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)

24-2 - The Grand Canyon of the Colorado, part 2


Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)


(5 Sterne)

Very detailed. I felt like I was out on the mountain with them.

(4 Sterne)

Anazing to learn how John Muir had such a poetic soul and admiration by nature that is so contagious while reading his letters. Funny to see is position about the Mormons of Utah... In chapter 5 he says that the best way to know the wilderness is by foot, as we can meander thru like bees looking for nectar... His bath in Salt Lake City is very interesting too... Sometimes though he gets too descriptive, but that's when his biologist side overimposes on his mountanier one.

Excellent Adventure very enjoyable

(5 Sterne)

thanks to all the readers

one of his best

(3 Sterne)

very enjoyable book, once again he has provided very vivid descriptions of places, fauna and flora, I'm sure this will be a valuable historical record for many.