The Yosemite

by John Muir


  1. The Approach to the Valley
  2. Winter Storms and Spring Floods
  3. Snow-storms
  4. Snow Banners
  5. The Trees of the Valley
  6. The Forest Trees in General
  7. The Big Trees
  8. The Flowers
  9. The Birds
  10. The South Dome
  11. The Ancient Yosemite Glaciers: How the Valley Was Formed
  12. How Best to Spend One's Yosemite Time
  13. Early History of the Valley
  14. Lamon
  15. Galen Clark
  16. Hetch Hetchy Valley
  1. Appendix: Legislation About the Yosemite
  2. Appendix: Table of Distances
  3. Appendix: Maximum Rates for Transportation

List of Illustrations

[Except in a few instances, photographs for the above illustrations were furnished by The Pilsbury Picture Co.]

[original book cover]

The Yosemite

By John Muir

New York
The Century Co.

Copyright, 1912, by
The Century Co.

Affectionately dedicated
to my friend,

Robert Underwood Johnson,

lover and defender
of our glorious forests
and originator of
the Yosemite National Park.


On the early history of Yosemite the writer is indebted to Prof. J. D. Whitney for quotations from his volume entitled Yosemite Guide-Book , and to Dr. Bunnell for extracts from his interesting volume entitled Discovery of the Yosemite .

Bibliographic Information

The Yosemite.
Muir, John, 1838-1914.
Originally published: New York: The Century Company, 1912.
Call number: F868 .Y6 979-4'47

Book scanned and converted to HTML by Dan Anderson, 1996