The turn of the new year brought a new theme to the hiker oasis at PCT mile 145.4. Now, instead of Thoreau, the spotlight is on John Muir, celebrating the 150th anniversary of his arrival in California.
The hiker oasis has been renamed ‘Muir Wood/s’ (ie, Muir Wood – South),
self-printed copies of Muir’s masterpiece The Mountains of California have been added to the Little Free Library, and a new gentleman has appeared between Walt Whitman and Henry David Thoreau next to the library:
The quote below Muir’s likeness is the opening line from The Mountains of California: “Go where you may within the bounds of California, mountains are ever in sight, charming and glorifying every landscape.”