A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf is a classic travelogue by John Muir, charting his journeys through Kentucky, Tennessee, the Deep South, the Florida Keys and Cuba.
Taking place in the late nineteenth century, we hear exquisite detail of the countryside in each of the locales. The hanging mosses of Georgia, towering pines and vast marshes of Florida's Everglades region; the rugged foothills of the Cumberland Mountains; and the leisurely scene of Havana harbour are but a few of the destinations Muir tours and vividly describes.
This book contains the original early photographs of the locales described, with specimens of tree and the landscapes depicted together with rivers and settlements. All chapters are presented complete with Muir's original notes, and it is through the author's concise observations that this travelogue retains a unique identity of its own.
A superb historical record, A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf acts as a valuable reference for those who wish to learn about the countryside and topography of the southeastern United States and Cuba. Much of this information remains useful and relevant, while Muir's accounts of human society shines a light on society as it stood at the time.
Cover image by Miguel V.