Pre-half Dome hike reading material | Bone up on your John Muir

The Yosemite by John Muir. Published in 1912 (2 years before  his death), is a collection of his musings about the park.  While a bit to heavy on flora for me, he describes the major parts of the park  and has a good treatment of how the park was formed.

Remember that he and Josiah Whitney (CA Chief Geologist) were at odds on this. Whitney felt a cataclysmic event dropped the valley down. Kinda like a sink hole eating a Corvette.

In the end, old John was proven right.  The book is 284 pages long and is readily available. It is also on Kindle for a buck if you like to read off of a tablet. An mp3 download is available as well as an OCR scanned online version done by Dan Anderson <HERE>.

Unrelated thought worth quoting: “Rainy day, rain all day. Ain’t no use in gettin’ uptight – Just let it groove its own way. Let it drain your worries away. Lay back and groove on a rainy day.” – The Jimi Hendrix Experience

MrHalfDome™ – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com

One Best Hike: Yosemite’s Half Dome

About Mr Half Dome - Rick Deutsch

Mr Half Dome. Has written the only half dome hiking guide, One Best Hike: Yosemite's Half Dome. Has hiked it 31 times to day. Lives in San Jose, CA Available for presentations. Carpe Diem Experience, LLC
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