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Anywhere That Is Wild

Anywhere That Is Wild

John Muir most certainly saw this same view atop Glacier Point looking down at Upper Yosemite Falls of Yosemite Valley in the national park How he got here to begin with helps speak to the wildness of this place, which thankfully is mostly still in tact.

With almost no money and already sporting the full beard that would become his trademark, he set off on a 1,000-mile walk from Kentucky to Florida, intending to continue to South America to see the Amazon. But a bout of malaria in Florida's Cedar Key forced a change in plans. He sailed to San Francisco via Panama, intending to stay only a short time. Muir would later famously, and perhaps apocryphally, recall that after hopping off the boat in San Francisco on March 28, 1868, he asked a carpenter on the street the quickest way out of the chaotic city. "Where do you want to go?" the carpenter replied, and Muir responded, "Anywhere that is wild." Muir started walking east.