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The Secret of the Sierras // McKenzie Barney "Wildness is a necessity: A few months back a group of us decided to hike the 220-mile John Muir Trail as a training exercise for a New Zealand multi-month trip we had planned for later in the year. After a few weeks of discussion we decided that a month-long JMT trip was the perfect opportunity to try out gear and test our bodies before we embarked on the six-month 1800-mile Te Araroa trail in the coming months. Easily overlooked as just a a…

In the Spring of 1869 a young naturalist was offered a job overseeing a sheep herding operation in the Sierra Nevadas. This young naturalist, John Muir came to American from Scotland. Muir, following a nearly blinding industrial accident, began his 1869 trek as a researcher, writer, and illustrator of natural details, and finished the journey forever in love with the Sierras. John Muir was the moving force in founding Yosemite as a National Park, and founded the Sierra Club.