by John Muir from My First Summer in the Sierra
Chapter V passage: After arriving in California in 1868, naturalist John Muir joined a group of shepherds taking a flock of sheep to pasture in 1869. The journey took him into the Sierra Nevada mountains for the first time. Muir kept a journal of this trip which he published in 1911. This passage tells of Muir's encounter with a wild bear. After reading Muir’s account, students will answer questions on the plot and the language.