Join National Park Service rangers for a free full moon walk on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at John Muir National Historic Site’s Mt. Wanda.
The two-hour walk will begin at 7:30 PM with a gentle saunter up Mt. Wanda to watch the full moon rise. Visitors may see the big beautiful moon rise over Mt. Diablo, and may spot the nocturnal native grey fox.
Mt. Wanda, a 325-acre open space of oak woodlands and grassland, is part of the John Muir National Historic Site (NHS). Created in 1964, John Muir NHS preserves the home, landscapes, and gravesite of conservationist and national park advocate John Muir. Mt. Wanda is named after Muir’s eldest daughter, Annie Wanda Muir. Visitors can visit Mt. Wanda almost anytime they like, as it is open sunrise to sunset, seven days a week. This guided walk provides visitors a unique nighttime activity in nature.
Meet at the CalTrans Park and Ride lot at the corner of Alhambra Avenue and Franklin Canyon Road, Martinez (at the Alhambra Ave. exit off Highway 4). Bring water, binoculars (if you have them), a light jacket, and a flashlight. Wear good walking shoes because the trail is steep. If it rains heavily, the walk will be canceled.
For reservations, please call the John Muir National Historic Site at 925-228-8860.