Friday, April 14, 2006

John Muir

Photo of John Muir and Theodore Roosevelt

John Muir meet an Englishman by the name of Chilwell while they were on board ship together. Chilwell called Muir "Scottie". They traveled in California together for a few months. While they were together Muir accidentally shot and wounded Chilwell. They did eat an owl.

Samuel Young wrote Alaska Days with John Muir. In it he tells about their visit to the Yin-des-tuk-ki village.

7 comments:

Endment said...

Delightful Lost Blog... I really enjoyed following along. Thanks so much.
I like the picture you have posted.

Kara said...

I had absolutely no clue who you were writing about - but I enjoyed following and I'm most impressed by the vividness and details of your writing.

GreenishLady said...

I was really taken with this idea. You did it so well. I wouldn't have known who it was, but that didn't matter. The language really had the ring of authenticity to it. Well done

Karl said...

Marvelous writing. I had no idea who your blogger was - and frankly I still don't know who he is, even though I know his name! Very descriptive...I shall never look at an owl the same way again. ha.

vicci said...

John Muir is so cool...reading about him is awesome...Have you ever been to Yosemite????

harmonyinline said...

I had the same problem I didn't know who many of the guest bloggers
were even after there names were given.I started writing on Charles Manson but the research was gross, maybe I should have stuck with him anyway.

I love Yosemite,my parents took us there every year when I was young.My Dad would read John Muirs books to us by the campfire.I would allways ask him to read about John Muir climbing the tree during the snowstorm. Fead racoons there and of course had some up close bear encounters there but its been years since Ive been to Yosemite

Pam in Tucson said...

This is delightful! I wish I'd found it sooner, so I could have followed along for the fun. I love the section on the Chilcat River - I was laughing as I read it and couldn't wait to share it with my family! John Muir is one of my heroes as well as one of my favourite authors. Thanks for this most enjoyable Lost Blog. I hope you write many more. (And I'm glad you stuck with Muir and didn't do Manson.)