"The mountains are calling and I must go" has become a mainstay as decals on the backs of Jeeps and 4X4 trucks covered in mud and even the occasional car that has never seen a forest road like the one before. When John Muir penned these famous words that describes the hearts desires of those that love the steep bluffs, rocky ledges, woodlands of hardwoods and deciduous trees, and thus are always called to the mountains. I would like to re-maintain this blog to reflect my admiration for the beauty God created in the Appalachian mountains and for the time being I show that I'm still alive and kicking and learning to worship a magnificent God while doing so. For now a little history of John Muir's famous quote, only one of many others.
Below is a copy of the letter Muir wrote to his sister that holds the origins of Muir's famous quote:
|Muir and his companion|
|Muir's slender long body is like a tree trunk naturally fitting amongst the forest and the depths of the crevices in his face like the valleys and a white beard mirroring the billowing mountains that crown the mountain peaks.|
|On this day the mountains called me deeper into the wilderness. The road to Buck Bald, north of Turtletown, Tennessee.|