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The Importance of the Wild Through the Words of John Muir [VIDEO]

If you need a reminder as to why the the wild is important, here it is.

This beautiful video shot by The Wilderness Collective and narrated with quotes from John Muir's "My First Summer in the Sierras," is a reminder about what the wild means to us.

Shot in the eastern Sierra Mountains, Muir's quotes ring true to this day about the importance of the wild.

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The Wilderness Collective is a group of filmmakers, writers, and outdoorsmen who attempt to "rediscover the balance and personal growth that adventure brings to life."

They plan outdoor trips and you can book adventures with the boys, such as motorcycle trips, camping trips and snowmobile trips.

This video captures the beauty of the eastern Sierras and if you are ever getting overwhelmed in our modern world, remember Muir's words of wisdom and make a trip to the wilderness.

I am losing precious days. I am degenerating into a machine for making money. I am learning nothing in this trivial world of men. I must break away and get out into the mountains to learn the news.

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The Importance of the Wild Through the Words of John Muir [VIDEO]