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“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” –John Muir
Happy Earth Day and happy 181st birthday to John Muir, father of the National Parks! My very first post on this blog back in February of 2018 was about the John Muir National Historic Site and you can see it by clicking here.
I wan’t sure how much space photos would use back then, so I only included four in that first post. I didn’t take many because on the day we visited there was an oppressive heat wave, but I’ve included more in this special Earth Day post.
Location: 4202 Alhambra Avenue, Martinez, California
Designation: National Historic Site
Date designated or established: 8/31/1964
Date of my visit: September 2017
3 thoughts on “John Muir National Historic Site: Happy Earth Day!”
Awesome picsc! I will definitely have to visit – as John Muir is a very intriguing figure to me!
I would love to go back when it’s not wildfire season…maybe October-Dec. That’s why it was so hot when we were there…wildfires from Oregon sent smoke down into the bay area which kept the fog from doing its thing. The result was terrible air quality and heat which made it difficult to enjoy the grounds…there is a lot more to this park than what I’ve posted.
We had a similar thing happen with Sequoia National Park last year. We were going to go but when those terrible fires broke out, the air quality got really bad so we decided against it.