Tours from Home: Yosemite and a Legacy of Preservation

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Why take this online tour?

It is safe to say that John Muir’s advocacy goes far beyond the natural environment. As a writer, glaciologist, activist, and philosopher (to name a few), the lessons that can be learned from following the major events of his life, tell a story of perseverance and preservation. This exclusive online tour from home takes you down the path of John Muir, his legacy in establishing the National Parks system, the politics behind preservation, and the relationships he established, not only with others but also, the relationship between man and nature.

Highlights

  • Created with Sketch.Engage with an expert backcountry guide in Yosemite who will share the natural phenomena of Yosemite National Park and the role of John Muir.
  • Created with Sketch.Learn the secrets to some of the park's beloved spaces and how they have survived over the centuries.
  • Created with Sketch.Ask your personal expert questions that arise during your tour.
  • Created with Sketch.Connect to this live online experience from the comfort of your home.
  • Created with Sketch.Receive a $25 voucher with every online tour you take for future tours around the world.

Explore the beauty of Yosemite through the eyes of the Father of America’s National Parks

In the valley of Yosemite National Park, the monumental landscape that surrounds is an overwhelming thing of beauty. El Capitan to the north rises into the heavens, shearing the blue sky as if it was a giant is stretching its back after a long nap. Just across the valley Bridalveil Falls triumphantly sobs. And further east - Half Dome, with its curvature and sudden slice lay testament that many years ago, this vision looked very different.

On this Spotlight Series live online tour, journey into Yosemite National Park with an expert backcountry guide from their home tucked in the Sierra Nevadas, whose particular passion for preservation and conservation will be told through the poignant st...

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In the valley of Yosemite National Park, the monumental landscape that surrounds is an overwhelming thing of beauty. El Capitan to the north rises into the heavens, shearing the blue sky as if it was a giant is stretching its back after a long nap. Just across the valley Bridalveil Falls triumphantly sobs. And further east - Half Dome, with its curvature and sudden slice lay testament that many years ago, this vision looked very different.

On this Spotlight Series live online tour, journey into Yosemite National Park with an expert backcountry guide from their home tucked in the Sierra Nevadas, whose particular passion for preservation and conservation will be told through the poignant story of beloved Naturalist and Father of America’s National Parks, John Muir.

In 1867, a young John Muir regained his eyesight after a harrowing accident that left him temporarily blind. John soon enough left his family home and ventured into the unknown. Through stints in the Gulf of Mexico, Cuba, Panama, and eventually San Francisco John permanently called California home. And for anyone who has traveled through the Golden State, we can’t blame him. A hike from the City by the Bay into the Yosemite Valley, changed the direction of his life.

This online tour from home uses the story of John Muir to explore the Yosemite Valley - its highlights and wildlife, its current struggles and its most celebrated viewer - the talented photographer, Ansel Adams. This tour not only draws those with previous interest in the natural world but is excellent for anyone inspired by nature and the life of a poetic pioneer.

By booking this online tour, receive a $25 gift voucher valid for 2 years in any of our Walks global destinations.

Expressing gratitude to your guide through gratuities has never been easier - now featuring an online tipping portal!

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Not the same as an in person tour, but I appreciate your doing these virtual tours. Thank you!