A Yolla Bolly Press Book Published by Sierra Club Books, 1911. First trade printing of this edition. 4to. 162 pp. Twelve wood engravings by Michael McCurdy. Foreword and a note on the text by Frederick Turner. A fine copy in fine dustjacket (faint spine fading, as is common with this publication). Item #20840
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 299).