Walk in the Footsteps of John Muir
The John Muir Geotourism Center has closed but it, along with Rose Cottage and Hotel Jeffery, were all along the historic John Muir Route!
The mission of the John Muir Geotourism Center was to enrich the natural and rural communities by inspiring people to explore, learn, share and preserve the values of the John Muir Legacy through innovative and creative programs.
We recommend to plan your trip by getting a copy of the wonderful Muir Ramble Route (released in 2010 and authored by Peter & Donna Thomas after their reenactment of Muir’s 1868 first trip to Yosemite Valley after landing in San Francisco). You may purchase Muir Ramble Route directly from the Northern Mariposa County History Museum or the Coulterville Visitor’s Center, or from Amazon and begin planning your trip or segments of your trip any time of the year.
Annual John Muir Festival
The "All Things Muir" Festival features speakers, music, food, arts & crafts booths, special hikes and fun at the Horseshoe Bend Recreation Area (a Muir sketched location).
Tickets available at johnmuir.us/jmgc-events
Naming a Highway after John Muir's Famous Walk
Supporters of the project to name California State Highway SR 132 along his "My First Summer in the Sierra" walking route have made great progress in establishing the John Muir Geotourism Center in Coulterville, and now have introduced a proposal to the California legislature.
The John Muir Highway Geotourism project was created to honor John Muir while enhancing the economic and environmental health of the natural and human communities along his original walk from Oakland to Yosemite Valley in 1868. With local support from leaders in the Gateway Communities and nearby counties, Muir admirers are seeking to name SR 132 as the “John Muir Highway” to commemorate the journey he made famous in his journal. /www.facebook.com/JohnMuirGeoHwy