Saturday, March 24, 2007

John Muir

Today I want to share a couple of quotes from Stickeen by John Muir. The first is by the author, and goes out to my good friend Brandon...
Now, a cautious mountaineer seldom takes a step on unknown ground which seems at all dangerous that he cannot retrace in case he should be stopped by unseen obstacles ahead. This is the rule of mountaineers who live long...
Then this, about Muir, from the Afterword written by Malcolm Margolin...
In one place, needing his own arms as well as his legs for support, [Muir] caught Young's collar in his teeth and holding him as a 'panther with her cub' he climbed straight up a rock wall ten or twelve feet.

1 comment:

Brandon said...

Is this the same John Muir that has a trail named after him in Yosemite? I've been there, it was amazing.