Alex McInturff, a 23-year-old Stanford student, set out Monday to retrace John Muirs 320-mile walk from San Francisco to Yosemite Valley, taken in 1868.Muir, a native of Scotland, would go on to found the Sierra Club, lead the drive to create Replica Omega 951158.75 Constellation Watch Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks, and pen dispatches from his travels that would become in part the philosophical foundations of the modern conservation movement.McInturff, an Earth Sciences masters candidate, is hoping to turn his walk into an opportunity to record how California’s land has changed since Miur walked across it.
Im interested in looking at where weve come from since Muir and where we might go, McInturff told the Mercury News. I want to look at the history of whats been effective, what hasnt, and what are the attitudes and motivations for people on the land, he said. How Replica Omega 4617.35.02 De Ville Prestige Watch can we reconcile growing urbanization and development with protection of species and landscapes?McInturff is hoping to stick to open land as much as possible, avoiding the roads that now the cross and cut the once bucolic land. Follow his progress on his blog, located here.--Sean Brander
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