The self-taught naturalist Richard Proenneke began his journey in journal writing after suffering an accident at work that left him without sight. He said that if he regained his sight he wanted to be in a place that is beautiful.
His sight returned and he moved near the Twin Lakes area in Alaska, building a log cabin in the woods and writing observations about nature.
His early journals would later be published during his lifetime. This served as a glimpse into Alaskan wildlife and also into the life of a person who discovered what was important to him and pursued it.
Read more about Richard Proenneke at the National Park Service https://www.nps.gov/lacl/learn/historyculture/richard-l-proenneke.htm