Muir Woods

The Wilderness Next Door

Thursday, July 14, 2016
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Free - Please RSVP
Moraga Public Library Library
Moraga, Contra Costa County

This year marks the 100th birthday of the National Park Service! Yellowstone and Yosemite are known and loved by all, but how much do you know about the nearby national parks we visit on Greenbelt Alliance outings?

Take an armchair tour of the Marin Headlands and Muir Woods to learn about the natural and cultural history of our local national parks. We’ll include fascinating but little known anecdotes about the land and people in this “wilderness next door.”

Did you know that when you hike to the top of Mount Diablo, you’re actually walking on a piece of the Marin Headlands? Or that Muir Woods’ famous “Kent Tree,” dedicated to the man who saved the redwood forest from being chopped down, was actually a Douglas fir? From lighthouses to Nike missiles to banana slugs, we’ll cover it all.

Photo: Aftab Uzzaman via Flickr

Outing Leaders:
Ken Lavin
Total Distance:
A journey of the imagination
Weather Policy:

Rain or Shine.

Where to Meet:

Moraga Public Library

Leaders Note:

If you have questions about this program, email Ken Lavin or phone him at (415) 543-6771 X321


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