daremightily
daremightily:

Theodore Roosevelt & John Muir on horseback in Yosemite, CA, 1903
After spending three nights camping alone with John Muir, President Roosevelt helped push for including the Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove of giant sequoias as part of Yosemite National Park. Previously, it had been under the care of the state of California.

daremightily:

Theodore Roosevelt & John Muir on horseback in Yosemite, CA, 1903

After spending three nights camping alone with John Muir, President Roosevelt helped push for including the Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove of giant sequoias as part of Yosemite National Park. Previously, it had been under the care of the state of California.

takemetomountains
takemetomountains:

In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt accompanied Muir on a visit to Yosemite. Upon entering the park, Muir told the president about state mismanagement of the valley and rampant exploitation of the valley’s resources. Even before they entered the park, he was able to convince Roosevelt that the best way to protect the valley was through federal control and management.
Subsequent to witnessing the magnificent splendor of the valley, the president asked Muir to show him the deep and unseen parts of Yosemite. The parts that took work, effort, and time. Muir and Roosevelt set off largely and alone setting up camp in the back country. Under the stars the duo spoke about its wonders at Glacier Point waking to snow’s dusting. Roosevelt spoke how he would never forget that night. 
May we never too. 

takemetomountains:

In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt accompanied Muir on a visit to Yosemite. Upon entering the park, Muir told the president about state mismanagement of the valley and rampant exploitation of the valley’s resources. Even before they entered the park, he was able to convince Roosevelt that the best way to protect the valley was through federal control and management.

Subsequent to witnessing the magnificent splendor of the valley, the president asked Muir to show him the deep and unseen parts of Yosemite. The parts that took work, effort, and time. Muir and Roosevelt set off largely and alone setting up camp in the back country. Under the stars the duo spoke about its wonders at Glacier Point waking to snow’s dusting. Roosevelt spoke how he would never forget that night. 

May we never too. 

urbanthropologie
urbanthropologie:

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"So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun." 
x Christopher McCandless in a letter to Ron Franz, April 1992


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urbanthropologie:

upclosefromafar:

fuel-up:

"So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun."

x Christopher McCandless in a letter to Ron Franz, April 1992

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