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In the footsteps of John Muir

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John Muir is one of the most renowned naturalists of the last two centuries.

Mt. Dewey trail head in Wrangell with dedication to John Muir – Photo by Shady Grove Oliver

Several presidents turned to Muir’s work when planning America’s first National Parks.

In the late 1800s, Muir decided to make the journey to the far north in search of glaciers. His exploration would eventually lead to the creation of Glacier Bay National Park.

But the first stop on his great Alaskan expedition was Wrangell Island in the Inside Passage.

KSTK’s Shady Grove Oliver traces the history of Muir in Wrangell from his first steps on the island to his continued influence today…

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