Jeremy Jones has done it again. This film Ode to Muir walks in the footsteps of the famous naturalist and writer John Muir, who also founded the Sierra Club. His writings have influenced generations of explores and nature lovers. In particular, they have affected the professional snowboarder and filmmaker Jeremy Jones to take a leaf out of Muir’s book and head out for an exploratory trip through California’s Sierra Nevada, snowboarding and enjoying the backcountry with friends.

Some great John Muir quotes for you:

“The mountains are calling and I must go.”

“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.”

“How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!”

“The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.”

“I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.”

“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.”

“Going to the mountains is going home.”