Join the National Park Service for a free campfire program on Saturday, July 11, 2015, at John Muir National Historic Site (NHS) in Martinez, California. The program begins at 7 p.m. and lasts roughly 1 1/2 hours. Rangers will lead the group in songs, skits and stories to celebrate the legacy of John Muir, one of the greatest naturalists and conservationists the United States has ever known.
“My fire was in all its glory about midnight … I had nothing to do but look and listen and join the trees in their hymns and prayers.” – John Muir, Travels in Alaska
No reservations are required. Meet at the front gate of the John Muir National Historic Site, 4202 Alhambra Ave., Martinez (at the Alhambra Avenue exit off Highway 4). Bring the whole family! There will be something for everyone. Come with picnic blankets, lawn chairs, marshmallows and a desire to have a good time. Rangers will direct you from the gate to the fire ring. If it rains heavily, the program will be canceled.
Created in 1964, John Muir NHS preserves the home, landscapes, and gravesite of conservationist and national park advocate John Muir. Muir spent his entire life exploring, studying, and writing about his experiences in the American wilderness, most notably the Sierra Nevada Mountains. His writing set the stage for a conservation movement that would spur protection of nature nationwide and ultimately earn Muir the title, “Father of the National Parks.”
The John Muir NHS, located at 4202 Alhambra Ave., Martinez, CA 94553, is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the site is free of charge. For more information, please call (925) 228-8860 or visit the park website at www.nps.gov/jomu.