Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter
The National Parks and Monuments of the United States are America's gifts to herself. The millions of acres that have been set aside guarantee that there will always be wild places for those alive today, and for future generations. This program is part of a series that showcases some of the treasures in this unique American legacy that benefits humans, as well as the flora and fauna of these special places. The story of John Muir and the western forest that bears his name are the subject of this episode. Spectacular film footage, photographs, the journal of John Muir, personal accounts, and commentary by historians tell the story of the legacy of one man's love for nature and his desire to share it with others.