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Words for Wilderness - a Program of Sierra Club LeConte Memorial Lodge
The Writers

Words for Wilderness is inspired by these writers, all of whom are historically associated with the physical and spiritual home of the Sierra Club in Yosemite National Park, the LeConte Memorial Lodge:

John Muir

John Muir
Naturalist and first President of the Sierra Club

Joseph LeConte

Joseph LeConte
Geologist, university professor, and a founding member of the Sierra Club

Frederick Law Olmsted

Frederick Law Olmsted
Landscape Architect and author of Preliminary Report on Yosemite and the Mariposa Big Tree Grove (1865)

Ansel Adams, Sierra Club photographer

Ansel Adams
Photographer whose This is the American Earth exhibition was displayed at LeConte Lodge in the 1950's

David Brower

David Brower
Conservationist whose life-long passion in defense of wilderness inspired millions of people all over the world.

Nancy Newhall: Detail of a photograph by Ansel Adams. Used with permission of the Trustees of The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust. All Rights Reserved.

Nancy Newhall
Author of the free-verse text of This is the American Earth, in which she wrote, "The wilderness holds answers to more questions than we yet know how to ask."

The picture of Nancy Newhall is a detail of a photograph by Ansel Adams. Used with permission of the Trustees of The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust. All Rights Reserved.