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Published in 1894, this is a memoir of Muir's ten years in the Sierra Nevadas, which he first visited in 1868. The pristine wild landscape, with its unspoiled flora and fauna, made a profound impression, leading him to dedicate his life to its preservation. Readers can recapture that lost landscape through Muir's poetic, almost incantatory prose.