SNOWBOARDER JEREMY JONES PAYS TRIBUTE TO JOHN MUIR

deep into Muir's wilderness with two-time Olympian Elena Hight

Written by Secret Compass

Naturalist, author, environmental philosopher, glaciologist and founder of the Sierra Club, John Muir – “Father of the National Parks” – has been etched into history for his activism which helped preserve some of the great wilderness of North America, perhaps most famously, the Yosemeite Valley.

Professional snowboarder and Protect Our Winters founder Jeremy Jones teams up with two-time Olympian Elena Hight (for her first winter camping experience) to take on a 40-mile foot-powered expedition deep into California’s John Muir Wilderness. Gruelling climbs up Sierra Navada’s biggest mountains, first descents and plenty of personal reflection on the importance of our environment are all part of this Ode to Muir.

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