Muir is best known for his work to establish and conserve America's national parks, but he was also a farmer, inventor, explorer and writer. Muir loved all things wild, and felt that tame animals and livestock had lost their wildness, and therefore much of their intelligence and spirit. On an expedition to Alaska, a friend's dog changed Muir's mind. John Muir and Stickeen tells the thrilling adventure of how Muir set off to explore a glacier one day, with the unwelcome accompaniment of Stickeen, and ran into a storm. What happened on that terrifying day made Muir see domestic animals in a new light.