Mystery Game: Can You Name this Famous Preservationist?

It's time to mix up our Mystery Destination Game. Each week we describe a popular outdoor destination and ask you to name it. This time we'll describe a famous advocate of the outdoors and see if you can give us his name. Simply read the clues then give us the answer in the comments.

From the trail

  • This man was a Scottish-American naturalist, author, and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States.

  • He was a co-founder of the Sierra Club and served as the first President of the club.

  • His name has been used for the name of a national monument, a glacier, a beach, a mountain, a college, a long distance hiking trail, a highway and more. He was featured on a postage stamp in 1964 and is on the back of the 2005 California State Quarter.

  • He published six volumes of writings that described his explorations of the outdoors. Four more books were published after his death and several additional books were subsequently published that collected essays and articles from various sources. He was a huge advocate for Yellowstone and the Sierra Nevada mountains and is often quoted all over the internet.

  • In 1903 President Theodore Roosevelt camped in the Yosemite Valley with this man. This camping trip is in many ways credited to the eventual federal control of the valley and the designation of Yosemite National Park.


Do you know who we are talking about? Surely you've seen his quotes posted on Facebook, Twitter or a bumper sticker. Enter your guess in the comments below.

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Andy Hawbaker
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Andy is a hiker, backpacker, snowboarder and outdoor fanatic. When he isn't exploring the Rocky Mountains, burning marshmallows or scratching his dog behind the ear, he shares his experiences here on the Sierra Trading Post Blog.
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