"...And though I’m not a fast hiker at all, I can still be guilty of the hiker mindset that Muir decries, the focus on distance and destination, more than really seeing and being where we are. For those of us who fear that if we saunter too much, we’ll never get anywhere or accomplish anything, John Muir himself stands as a helpful contradiction. If you added up all the times he spent in the mountains- his nickname was John of the Mountains- it would be measured in years, even decades. Yet this man who loved to saunter, wrote over 300 articles and 10 major books that recounted his travels, expounded his naturalist philosophy, and beckoned everyone to 'Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.'..."
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