Heacox to discuss his new book on John Muir

...April 14. Heacox will talk about his newest book, "John Muir and the Ice that Started a Fire," as part of the ongoing...celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act. In "John Muir and the Ice That Started a Fire," Heacox describes how...
To John Muir cabin in October

...luck, a late October ramble on the Auke Nu trail to the John Muir cabin found us in partial sunshine. Some of the boardwalk...especially in a year of bumper berry crops like this one. The John Muir cabin has been nicely renovated. New floor, new table...
Refreshing history

Work to remodel the popular John Muir Cabin is moving along right on schedule...explorer, conservationist and author John Muir. As the snow blankets muskeg, firms...northwest of downtown Juneau, the John Muir Cabin can be accessed on foot, by...
Getting the upper hand on nature

Maybe John Muir was a fool. Muir, the godfather of contemporary environmentalism, was...tragedy, then, shouldn't be to hail the nobility of the earthquake a la John Muir but to redouble our efforts, however imperfect, to tame the Earth...
American beauties

...and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike." - John Muir So begins the latest PBS offering from film-maker Ken...opening than the haunting voice-over of those words from John Muir, one of the early champions of preserving the majestic...
Summer books roundup

...on Friday, July 25, at the Juneau Public Library. "John Muir and the Ice That Started a Fire" by Kim Heacox. (Lyons Press, April 2014)"John Muir and the Ice That Started a Fire" describes how Muir changed...
Off the Beaten Path: Home in the wilderness

...the coastline seemed, from my distant perspective, to fit Zahniser's definition of wilderness. I finished reading John Muir's "Travels in Alaska" as we were nearing Port Snettisham. Many things struck me about Muir's narrative, but what...
Empire Editorial: Little bits add up to big change

...view, any garbage is too much.Visitors come to Alaska to see a pristine place. We live here because we recognize, as John Muir said, that there is a love of wild nature in everybody, "an ancient mother-love showing itself whether recognized...
Peter McKay

...helped villagers build a dam and medical clinic. In 1979, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the great naturalist John Muir's canoe voyage into Glacier Bay, Peter McKay set out to row to Alaska. It took him three months. He then spent three...
On the Trails: Hard snow

...Facilities building over the top of the nasty mudholes or prance without skis or snowshoes from Spaulding Meadow to the John Muir cabin. The low temperatures turned the snow to the hardness of concrete, in most places, so we could amble at will...


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