New Yosemite Photo book

Half Dome – Yosemite Musing

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     A tip of the hat to blog reader Maureen L. for her information about a new book coming out. It’s called My First Summer in the Sierra. Hmmm, that title sounds a lot like the John Muir classic. Well, it is – kinda. It’s another reprint of Big John’s work with new color photos taken by Scot Miller.  He’s a well known Dallas photographer and uses HD technology. He also contributed to the book:  First Light: Five Photographers Explore Yosemite’s Wilderness published in 2009.  Previous reprints of Muir’s 1912 book were embellished with photos by Herbert Gleeson and Muir’s own line drawings.  Scot was scheduled to talk at the snow-cancelled Yosemite Conservancy Spring Forum this weekend. He’ll be making the REI circuit to select stores. Click <HERE> for more info. The book lists for $30 but is available now from for about $20.

   While I’m not sure about the connection between the photos and the Muir book (seems like this could have been just another photo book), but the tie-in helps sales. It is good to get the Muir classic reprinted better that the pulp versions that  have come out in the past.  Pop hero, Ken Burns did an introduction.

Unrelated thought worth quoting: “If the rain comes, they run and hide their heads. They might as well be dead. If the rain comes, if the rain comes.” – The Beatles

*MrHalfDome – Rick Deutsch –

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