New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1911. 8vo. 353, (1) pp. With illustrations (with titled tissue guards) from drawings made by the author in 1869 and from photographs by Herbert W. Gleason. Publisher's green & gilt pictorial cloth with gilt lettering. Minor wear to extremities; previous owner bookplate; else a fine copy. Item #18867
John Muir's classic mountain adventure is based on the original journals and sketches of his 1869 stay in the Sierras. Hired to supervise a San Joaquin sheep owner's flock at the headwaters of the Merced and Tulomne Rivers, Muir sets out for the mountains in June, returning to the Valley in September. He describes the flora and fauna of the mountains as well as his visits to Yosemite and his climbs of Mt. Hoffman and other peaks in the range. (kimes.