In the Heart of the California Alps:
a near view
of t he High Sierra in 1872
portrait of John Muir, conservationist, naturalist, writer, mountaineer
In the Heart of the California Alps: a near view of the High Sierra in 1872
by John Muir.
Account of the ascent of Mount Ritter, October, 1872. Record of one of Muir's finest mountain rambles and of the first ascent, a solo one, of this mountain in the Mammoth Lakes country of the eastern Sierra Nevada. Combines natural observations with the adventures and philosophical musings of a nearly fatal climb. Made from a base camp with three artists who were left sketching on the Lyell Fork of the Tuolumne River. Illustration by one of these artists, William Keith, is included. Drawings by Muir are also included, as well as other period illustrations by Thomas Moran and others. Foreword by former Yosemite Chief Park Naturalist. 24 pages.
ISBN-10: 0-89646-026-6. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-026-3. Order #: VIST0026 paper$3.95
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