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The Green Life: John Muir Takes Top Tent-Mate Honors

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December 03, 2008

John Muir Takes Top Tent-Mate Honors

John muir Outdoor adventures tend to include spending time in a tent, where the quality of the experience strongly depends on the personalities of your camping companions. Backpacker magazine recently asked its readers who they would most like to share a tent with. The winner? The Sierra Club's founder and first president, John Muir.

The top four responses to the Backpacker poll were:

1. John Muir

2. Kristin Hostetter

3. Edmund Hillary

4. Ernest Schackleton

Find more picks in Backpacker's Readers' Choice Awards in the January 2009 issue.

Share your thoughts: Who is your ideal camping companion?

Photo: Courtesy of Sierra Club Library

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