23 Apr '11, 7pm
A redwood tree once called Muir's beard majestic.
San Francisco Giants ace closer Brian Wilson has a great beard . We'll give you that. But don't assume for a second that he's the first San Francisco giant to rock a badass beard. John Muir's beard was instilling fear before your grandmother started talking about the good old days. Sure, Muir liked him a good meadow full of flowers. Who doesn't? But don't let that confuse you. He also walked 1,000 miles from Indiana to the Gulf of Mexico just because he felt like swimming. The man put fear in the hearts of exploiters hoping to cut down the last Sequoias. And he got Roosevelt to establish Yosemite National Park by winning an arm-wrestling contest. John Muir founded the Sierra Club and John Muir's beard still inspires fear. We've stopped over 150 coal plants in just the past few years. That means the air you breathe doesn't make you sick. Don't thank us, thank the beard. Fea...