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John Muir and California's Resources

John Muir lived in the Sierras for many years, and wrote the following about being in nature. What does he say? Read the passage and answer the questions.

"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves."
from Our National Parks, 1901

1. What does he advise people to do and why? How does he say it will make them feel? write on line write on line

2. List all the positive words he uses to describe being in the Sierras: write on line write on line

3. Which natural resources does he make reference to in this passage? write on line write on line


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