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Theodore Solomons

1870-1947 Theodore Solomons - photo aken in Kings Canyon in 1895 upon Solomons' completion of a route from Yosemite to Kings Canyon which later became the John Muir Trail.
Theodore Solomons - Kings Canyon, 1895
Upon Solomons' completion of a route from Yosemite to Kings Canyon which later became the John Muir Trail.
  • A charter member of the Sierra Club, Theodore Solomons is known as "The Pioneer of the John Muir Trail."
  • Sierra Nevada explorer, surveyor, map-maker, photographer, and writer.
  • In Muir of the Nineties, Solomons wrote of his acquaintance with Muir: "Muir was exceedingly generous in his encouragement of us younger mountaineers.... He gave to us much time, and was patient with our fool questions. No doubt I asked him many during my several visits to the Martinez ranch where the lover of pure wildness in nature made himself content for the most of each year with the quite tame pursuits of the fruit grower...."
  • For more information, see Shirley Sargent, Solomons of the Sierra: the Pioneer of the John Muir Trail ( Yosemite: Flying Spur Press, 1989).



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