The Mountains of California

The Mountains of California by John Muir
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Generally speaking, mountain lions can be found wherever deer are present, since deer are a mountain lion's main food source. Foothills and mountains and most suitable mountain lion habitat, while valleys and deserts are considered unsuitable. There are indications that mountain lion activity, such as depredation, attacks on people, and predation on prey populations, peaked in , then decreased somewhat, and have remained stable for the past several years.

In CDFW began carrying out a statewide mountain lion study to determine status and trend of mountain lion numbers across California. CDFW anticipates developing a baseline population estimate within a few years, from which on-going monitoring can estimate localized trends if continued.

With the passage of Proposition in , mountain lions became a "specially protected species," making mountain lion hunting illegal in California. This status and other statutes prohibit the California Department of Fish and Wildlife from recommending a hunting season for lions, and it is illegal to take, injure, possess, transport, import, or sell any mountain lion or part of a mountain lion. Mountain lions may be killed only 1 if a depredation permit is issued to take a specific lion killing livestock or pets; 2 to preserve public safety; or 3 to protect listed bighorn sheep.

The determination of whether an animal is a public safety threat is made by the CDFW or local law enforcement personnel on the scene. When a mountain lion is declared a public safety threat, the CDFW's goal is to eliminate the threat in the most humane manner possible. Capturing a wild animal that is accustomed to traveling great distances and confining it to a relatively small enclosure is not a humane option. When an animal is displaying unusually bold or aggressive behavior toward humans, the CDFW will not relocate the animal because of the risk it could pose to others.

Sometimes disease will cause an animal to behave strangely. Some mountain lions killed for public safety reasons have tested positive for feline leukemia. A mountain lion that attacked a man in Mendocino County in tested positive for rabies. Usually, there is no apparent explanation for why a mountain lion seems to abandon its instinctive wariness of humans.

Mountain lions are typically solitary and elusive. Studies of collared mountain lions show that they often co-exist around people, unseen and unheard.


Statistically speaking, a person is one thousand times more likely to be struck by lightning than attacked by a mountain lion. That said, mountain lions are wild animals and, like any wildlife, can be dangerous. Interior very clean with Foxing on "The Olympian Range" margins and top of image. Foxing on Greys Peak Light top edge image. Stains Margins Farallones Islands. WAF Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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With both the White Mountain and Sierra Nevada Range towering above 14, feet, the 10, plus foot vertical drop into the plains below make Owens Valley one of the deepest valleys in North America. My Account. The sub-alpine forests of the Great Basin support the Bristlecone Pine shown to the right , and the permeable dolomite and certain granite substrates also support the Limber pine. One of the most exciting or scariest parts of this hike are the chains at the end! Take the next step and join us in the mountains for a wilderness adventure. Most photos of White Mountain Peak will be best taken in the late afternoon. This is one of the best day hikes in California, but it is not for the faint of heart.

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Jordan, Cornelius Beach Bradley. Published by Sierra Club, San Francisco Original Printed Wrappers. Condition: Near Fine. Marion R. Parsons, A. Shelton, Walter L. Huber, H. Bliss, A. Jordan, Harold C. Bradley, William E.

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San Francisco: Sierra Club, January, Issue [Vol Ten, No. The inevitable slight cover edge overlap curl, caused by the circuit-binding practice of SCB at the time, else Near Fine, with just a somewhat darkened spine and the faint rubber stamp of California attorney A. McCamman to point out. Clean, bright, binding sturdy. See scans.

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Photographs in this issue are by Marion R. See scanned image of contents page for the list of always-engaging articles, here by John Muir, Marion Randall Parsons, J. Jordan, and Cornelius Beach Bradley with, of course, regular departments as well. Illustrated as always with sketches to go with the many black-and-white photographic plates. Scarce issue. The inevitable slight cover edge overlap curl, caused by the circuit-binding practice of SCB at the time, else Near Fine, with just a modest slit at spine top, front.

Condition: Very Good to Near Fine. New and Enlarged Edition. Published by The Century co. From: T. About this Item: The Century co. Condition: Good. No Jacket. From: Weller Book Works, A. Muir, John. The Mountains of California. New York: The Century Co.

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First edition. Book condition: Good with gently rubbed and bumped edges, soiling, former owner's bookplate affixed to front pastedown, and last half of text block has a faint moisture stain to foot causing subtle rippling. In mylar sleeve. The Copyright page reads: Copyright, , by the Century Co. Book is near fine with light green covers and gilt titles.

Top stain is gilt as are the titles on the spine.

Only fault is the spine is sunned to a brownish tone. Text block and page ends, including the gilt top are clean, tight, and square. Seller Inventory BX Very good first edition, first state with small "1" at the bottom of the first page of text. Previous owner's name and date on front free endpaper. Light foxing on page ends and some edges throughout. First edition, first state, with numeral "1" at bottom of first page.

Ex-library, with black number on spine and remains of card holder at edges of rear pastedown. Small owner signature at corner of ffep.

Spotting to endpapers and sparsely scattered throughout text. Top edge gilt with some wear.