John Muir & I

The Man, The Trail, and The Wilderness Ideal

by Don Weiss


This Web presentation tells the story of my solo hike of the John Muir Trail. It also presents my theory that Wilderness is essentially a state of mind. It is presented now without pictures or maps. These will be added later. In fact, I would like your help. Please e-mail me any links that you think are relevant, links about hiking, links about wilderness philosophy, links for maps of the trail, maps of the parks and wilderness areas the trail traverses. Here are a few links to start, along with a set of links for the chapters of the book. Please let me know what you think.

-- If you are interested in reading about a 900-mile (1400km.) Buddhist pilgrimage that I walked in Japan, go to A Pilgrim In Japan


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Table of Contents

Preface and Prologue
Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Six
Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Chapter Nine
Chapter Ten
Chapter Eleven
Chapter Twelve
Chapter Thirteen
Chapter Fourteen
Chapter Fifteen
Chapter Sixteen
Chapter Seventeen
Chapter Eighteen
Chapter Nineteen
Chapter Twenty
Chapter Twenty-One
Chapter Twenty-Two
Chapter Twenty-Three
Chapter Twenty-Four
Chapter Twenty-Five

Don Weiss
Note: The text of John Muir & I is copyright 1990 by Don Weiss.
Last Updated 22 September, 1997