John Muir Geotourism Center Highlights the Legacy of John Muir, Naturalist and Father of US National Parks

John Muir Geotourism Center Highlights the Legacy of John Muir, Naturalist and Father of US National Parks

Muir and Nature Lovers and Followers Have New Website Resource to Connect and Enjoy Muir’sHistory in the Sierra Nevada Foothills

John Muir Geotourism CenterOctober 28, 2012, Coulterville, CA - John Muir Geotourism Center (JMGC) announces the launch of the redesigned JohnMuir.US website. The new website provides easy access and navigation, including for mobile devices, to articles, partner websites and information about the John Muir Historic Route, named in 2010. Web visitors will learn about the personalities who have hiked it, biked it, traveled it and then written about it in magazine articles and books.


MaryAnn Huff, President of the Board of Directors described the website as, "Honoring the John Muir legacy and achieving the goal of bringing his historical 1868 walk to Yosemite alive for modern visitors and families."


As one of California's most important historical figures, John Muir (1838-1914) was a regional naturalist with global impact. His letters, essays, and books telling of his adventures in nature, especially in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, have been read by millions. His activism helped to preserve the Yosemite Valley, Sequoia National Park and other wilderness areas. He founded Sierra Club, one of the most important conservation organizations in the United States.


"Whether you are a family traveling to the Yosemite valley, a cyclist or motorcyclist looking for a stress-free route, or a Muir nature lover, this new site points to many of the glorious facets of following his route and activities that celebrate education, conservation and fun," said Debbie Cook. Debbie is the energetic Co-Executive Director of the John Muir Geotourism Center and Honorary Mayor of the town of Coulterville, CA the home of the JMGC.


About JMGC

The John Muir Geotourism Center, a nonprofit organization, was founded in January of 2012. It is dedicated to honoring the legacy of John Muir's contributions to U.S. and global conservation awareness and his scientific observations, love of nature and adventure. Launched to support and enlarge upon the John Muir Historic Route (J132) in 2010, the Center is committed to sharing this rich heritage through events, including the annual John Muir Festival, education programs, and nature and hiking programs with people of all ages.


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