The above photo (which was found here) is an image of John Muir in 1902; the photographer is unknown. The below two images are of Muir Woods in Northern California and were taken by me with a little hand-held point-and-shoot camera on a trip I took with my son in the summer of 2010.
“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt”
“Most people are on the world, not in it. ”
“Few places in this world are more dangerous than home.”
“I am losing precious days. I am degenerating into a machine for making money. I am learning nothing in this trivial world of men. I must break away and get out into the mountains to learn the news.”
“The sun shines not on us but in us.”
“God has cared for these trees,saved them from drought,disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools.”