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Contact: Jim MacDonald, 925-228-8860 ext. 6621
Walk in John Muir’s footsteps under sunlight and moonlight by attending two free, ranger-led saunters up Mt. Wanda, part of the John Muir National Historic Site (NHS) in Martinez, CA. Join the National Park Service (NPS) on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 9 AM for a two-hour nature walk to discover the many plants and animals living in this diverse landscape. On the following evening of Monday, July 22, 2013, experience the nighttime side of Mt. Wanda with a ranger-led full moon walk at 7:45 PM.
For both events, visitors should meet at the parking lot on the corner of Alhambra Avenue and Franklin Canyon Road, Martinez (at the Alhambra Ave. exit off Highway 4). Bring water and binoculars (if you have them) for both walks, and carry a flashlight and warm clothes for the full moon walk. Wear comfortable shoes, as the trail is steep. If it rains heavily, the walks will be canceled.
Reservations are suggested but not required. Please call the John Muir NHS visitor center at (925) 228-8860 to make reservations or if you have questions. Ranger-led walks on Mt. Wanda continue through October. For more information, please visit the park website at www.nps.gov/jomu or call the visitor center.
Created in 1964, John Muir NHS preserves the home, landscapes, and gravesite of conservationist and national park advocate John Muir. Mt. Wanda preserves 326 acres of grasslands and oak woods that Muir set aside more than a century ago.
John Muir NHS, located at 4202 Alhambra Avenue, Martinez, CA 94553, is open five days a week, Wednesday through Sunday, from 10 AM to 5 PM. Admission to the site and these events are free of charge.