Walk the Sky
Following the John Muir Trail

Photography by John Dittli, Essays by Mark Schlenz

This gorgeous book is the first color photography book in more than forty years about the renowned John Muir Trail of California's Sierra Nevada. Multitudes come to hike the John Muir Trail every year. Muir's namesake trail snakes through wilderness areas in the heart of the Sierra range for 221 miles. This stunning collection of photographs by a Sierra mountaineer who know this country intimately throughout the seasons will inspire all who have walked the trail –– and anyone who hopes to walk it –– to Walk the Sky. The essays describe the history of the trail, the surrounding terrain, staying on the trail and straying off it, the dancing rivers and creeks found along the way and much more.

Walking the Sky brings you into a more vital –– a more dynamic, balanced and rejuvenating –– dance with the earth. John Muir's beckoning call to revitalize our health and spirit by reconnecting with our natural heritage has inspired multitudes to walk the John Muir Trail. Following the trail today, you walk more than two hundred roadless miles through Yosemite National Park, the Ansel Adams Wilderness, the John Muir Wilderness, and Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Your journey lies wholly within protected wilderness as you traverse the Sierra Nevada Range paralleling the most rugged and remote portion of the Pacific Crest.

When you hike the John Muir Trail, you follow a rich legacy of wilderness vision: yet, you also walk a rewarding personal path of wilderness discovery. You find your own way to breathe, the feel the weather, to keep moving, to find shelter, to know what is necessary for the journey. And even though the way to a high pass switchbacks up granite-carved trail, you will surely follow your own imagination to ascend the mountains into the Sierra cloudlands beyond. When you walk the John Muir Trail, you walk the sky.

Listen, the sky calls to you. Now take a walk!

We can no longer order this classic book about the John Muir Trail. We are closing out our last copies. They have dinged dust jackets and/or minor cover dings, but are guaranteed to be perfect on the inside. Call us if you want specifics about availability and condition.

Regular price: 49.95

2009, 136 pages, 10-1/4" x 11-1/4", jacketed hardcover, 85 color photographs including 20 full-bleed panoramas, 20 black & white illustrations, 4 maps, photographer's notes, suggested reading. Published by Companion Press.
ISBN 978-0-944197-84-4. hardcover



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