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  • As a young man, John Muir walked  a thousand miles from Indiana to Florida.
  • His ambivalence toward sex echoes that of celebrated others who embraced wilderness with single-minded passion, Thoreau (who was a lifelong virgin) and the naturalist John Muir, most prominently, to say nothing of countless lesser-known pilgrims, seekers, misfits, and adventurers.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • In 1874, the Murphy town sheriff had given old John Muir the same sort of official welcome.
    Peter Jenkins  --  A Walk Across America
  • The only difference was that John didn’t have a driver’s license or draft card to show as I.D.Thanks to John Muir who went before me, Murphy was ready for the likes of me.
    Peter Jenkins  --  A Walk Across America

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  • When I told him he welcomed us to Murphy and began to tell me about the most famous walker in American history, John Muir, who walked through Murphy exactly one hundred years before on his thousand-mile walk to the Gulf.
    Peter Jenkins  --  A Walk Across America
  • If we laugh at Everett Ruess we shall have to laugh at John Muir, because there was little difference between them except age. wallace stegner,mormon country Davis Creek is only a trickle during most of the year and sometimes not even that.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • CHAPTER FIFTEEN THE STIKINE ICE CAP But we little know until tried how much of the uncontrollable there is in us, urging across glaciers and torrents, and up dangerous heights, let the judgement forbid as it may. john muir,the mountains of california But have you noticed the slight curl at the end of Sam H’s mouth, when he looks at you?
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • John Muir is remembered primarily as a no-nonsense conservationist and the founding president of the Sierra Club, but he was also a bold adventurer, a fearless scrambler of peaks, glaciers, and waterfalls whose best-known essay includes a riveting account of nearly falling to his death, in 1872, while ascending California’s Mt. Ritter.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
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