AE21 Hiking the Range of Light: The John Muir Trail with Rachel Muir

Wednesday December 1

6:30 PM  –  8:00 PM

Hiking the Range of Light: The John Muir Trail

Online* Wednesday, December 1, 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Instructor: Rachel Muir

Free | Suggested Donation $10

BRN, BREG - Elective | NCEE - Criteria III


Remote, challenging and so remarkably beautiful that its poetic namesake often found himself at a loss for words, the John Muir Trail is considered among the great hikes in North America. Extending 224 miles from Yosemite National Park southward to the lower 48's highest peak, Mount Whitney, the trail crosses through towering mountain passes and rich alpine valleys filled with a diverse array of wildflowers, uncounted montane lakes and streams, glaciers and complex geology and landforms. Rachel Muir will take us through the heart of this landscape, into the iconic Evolution Valley, up Muir Pass and will explore other landmarks, as well as the ecology of the High Sierras and the history of the John Muir Trail.

Rachel Muir is a scientist emeritus for the U.S Geological Survey. An ecologist by training, Rachel's career included conducting research, directing science policy and developing conservation strategies regarding water resources, energy development, climate science and support of the Endangered Species Act. She is a volunteer for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service assisting with conservation efforts for aquatic species in western North Carolina. 


*Instructions for joining via Zoom will be included in your confirmation email following registration. A recording of the class will be made available to registered participants for a limited period following the session to review and provide access to those with scheduling conflicts.




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