Good eye eventually came back and he started seeing more out of the bad eyeoDecided not to spend another day working•Joined university of the wildernessoCaught malaria on his way to CubaoCarr and husband moved to CA and told him to go there in 1867oHe took a steamer across Panama and up to San Fran in 1868oBegan taking trips to Sierra NevadaStephen Fox•Wrote John Muir & His LegacyJohn Muir & his Legacy•Had romance with woman but married Louisa StrentzeloHer father owned a big Apple Orchard that Muir inherited when he passedoDidn't have to work for a living because of orchard and well-off wifeoHad two daughters together•Sierras = Range of Light•Wild nature = window opening to heaven and mirror reflecting creatorsMountaineering•Filled coat pockets with rice and took pot/pan + bed + rope and left for days/weeks intowilderness•"learned to live like the wild animals"
•Kept journal of experiencesoGeology and biology of land•Began publishing articles about YosemiteoHis views eventually born out to be correct•Reverence and nature revealed growing romantic view of nature
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