The Wild Muir: Twenty-two of John Muir's Greatest Adventures - Chapter 15, The Tree Ride, Chapter 16, A Perilous Night on Mount Shasta Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 15, The Tree Ride, Chapter 16, A Perilous Night on Mount Shasta Summary and Analysis

This chapter occurs in December, 1874 and has been reprinted many times. It is the first occasion where Muir decides to place himself as the main topic of his writing. It also helps to establish Muir as a major nature writer.

The chapter opens with Muir in the middle of an "exhilarating" storm in the Sierra that he goesinto the forest to enjoy. Muir easily survives the night and enjoys the early morning. The glens and trees are beautiful and Muir describes them at some length. At midday Muir decides to climb a tree to get a good look at the territory. However, some trees are weak and at risk of falling down. Muir chooses to climb a tall Douglas Spruce that...

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