Walk the Walk

Celebrating John Muir at The Oakland Museum

Press a button and smell the scent of pine trees or hear winds during a mountain storm.  This multisensory station is part of “A Walk in the Wild…Continuing John Muir’s Journey.” http://destinationsmedia.newspaperdirect.com/epaper/viewer.aspx  It’s the latest featured exhibit at The Oakland Museum.

As Oakland Museum members, we attended the preview of  John Muir’s Journey. He was perhaps our best-known and most outspoken environmentalist.  We highly recommend visiting The Oakland Museum to learn more about Muir and his relationship to the natural world.  The show runs through Jan 22, 2012. By the way, museum membership couldn’t be more affordable http://museumca.org/.







Hiking in Yosemite

When the exhibit opened, my husband Fred was about to leave for the High Sierras of Yosemite.  He and a small group of back-packers would be hiking through some of the places Muir described.  In fact, for six days they followed a 45-mile loop trail including Tuolome River, Vogelsang Meadow,Rafferty Creek & Florence Lake.

Hikers Jaime, Chris, Rob, Fred, James and Alex










Hope you enjoy these photos, taken by our son Rob Nachtwey.  Our Son James Nachtwey is a fishing enthusiast whose efforts were appreciated at dinner.  The fearless leader was Chris Woodward, a family friend since days of North Oakland Little League.  Two of his sons, Alex and Jamie, shared the mountain adventure.

Showers and clean clothes at UC LAIR of the BEAR Family Camp; Chris, Rob, Alex, James, Fred























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