During the holidays, take time to walk in the wild with your family and friends.

Our family recently enjoyed both a visit to the Oakland Museum and a breath-taking hike through Muir Woods.  Here are more details on both adventures!


A Walk in the Wild: Continuing John Muir’s Journey

Oakland Museum of California’s multi-sensory exhibit has extended holiday hours MON-TUES DEC 26-27 from 11am to 5pm

On Saturdays docent-led tours start at 3pm.  The exhibit runs through January 22, 2012 http://museumca.org/muir

“Explore the legacy of John Muir’s life and

how he continues to influence our relationship

with the natural world in the first-ever museum exhibition of its kind.”

Muir Woods National Monument

We hiked along a three-mile ridge trail that was breath-taking.  Many walking trails are available. Some of the old-growth redwood trees are more than 1,200 years old.  http://www.nps.gov/muwo/index.htm

At the turn of the century, the forest was doomed when plans were made to dam Redwood Creek and create a lake. President Theodore Roosevelt used the powers of the Antiquities Act on January 9, 1908, to create Muir Woods National Monument.  Kent, requested that it be named for noted conservationist John Muir. 

“This is the best tree-lovers monument that

could possibly be found in all the forests

of the world.” – John Muir

Branches of The Family Nachtwey Tree

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