Climb the mountains

Climb the mountains and get their glad tidings.  Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.  The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. – John Muir (1838-1914)

This quote can be found in the prologue of the “Manual of Mount Sunapee,” which chronicled the geological, cultural, and natural history of the area and spoke to the importance of public awareness in “preserving the mountain for the enjoyment of all.”

Published in 1915 by the Sunapee Chapter of the Forest Society, the manual sold for 50 cents and the proceeds went to support trail maintenance on Mount Sunapee.

It is available at Abbott Library, Sunapee, NH, in the Reference Department or online via