The Wild Parks and Forest Reservations of the West
by John Muir from Our National Parks
Chapter I passage: John Muir was a noted naturalist of his time and founder of the Sierra Club in 1892. This passage is from a series of essays published in 1901 about the the beauty of the wild areas of the United States and the need to preserve this areas. Students will read the passage and respond to questions on the main idea of the passage and the language used by Muir.