In his first book, The Mountains of California, Scottish-born John Muir (1838-1914), known as an initiator of the modern conservation movement, writes about his explorations in the Sierra Nevada and other mountain ranges and hilly landscapes of California. Promptly with the first sentence in his book he summarizes his passion for California's majestic, rugged and scenic wilderness :
Go where you may within the bounds of California, mountains are ever in sight, charming and glorifying every landscape.
John Muir, 1894.
Keywords: landscape, geography.
References and more to explore
 John Muir: The Mountains of California. The Century Company, New York, 1894. Note: see page 1 in the Penguin Classics Book print of 1985 with an introduction by Edward Hoagland.