Ribbon-cutting for the opening dedication of the John Muir Highway in Coulterville.

    Upcoming Events


    Monday, January 30, 2012
    Presentation for the Book Club of California 312 Sutter St. 5th Floor, San Francisco. For more information, call The Book Club of California, (415) 781-7532 or contact

    Wednesday, February 1, 2012
    Presentation for the SJSU special collections library first Wednesday program. The Muir Ramble Route: a guide book for walking from San Francisco to Yosemite in the footsteps of John Muir. Contact

    Tuesday, February 21, 2012
    Presentation at REI Saratoga 7-8:30 pm

    Thursday, February 23, 2012
    Presentation at REI Berkeley 7-8:30 pm

    Tuesday, February 28, 2012
    Presentation at REI Marina 7-8:30 pm

    Saturday June 30, 2012
    Hear us talk about the MRR and our book at the Le Conte Memorial Lodge in Yosemite Valley.
    The program starts at 8 pm


    September 18, 2011
    Book signing and talk about the Muir Ramble Route. 3pm
    Oakland Museum Bookshop, Oakland CA

    August 5, 2011
    We will be at the public reception for the opening of the show. Our books are included in the show.
    A Walk in the Wild: Continuing John Muir's Journey
    August 6, 2011 - January 22, 2012. Oakland Museum of California. 1000 Oak St. Oakland, CA 94607

    Sunday July 10, 2011
    Hear us talk about the trip and book at the Le Conte Memorial Lodge in Yosemite Valley.
    The program starts at 8 pm

    Saturday, November 27th, 2010
     Friends of the Four Rivers Association Annual Members Meeting and Pot Luck Luncheon at 12 noon, followed by the Guest Speaker’s Presentation at 1 p.m.

    We are sure you will enjoy listening to Peter and Donna Thomas share their 2006 walk across California to discover and retrace the route travelled by John Muir during his journey in 1868. That route took the Thomases by Pacheco State Park and the O’Neill Forebay. The couple also wrote a book that serves as a guide to others wishing to walk the route themselves, chronicles their own adventure, and provides an account of John Muir’s 1868 journey.

    Their book will be available for sale at the luncheon.

    The meeting and luncheon will be held at, The San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area Headquarters 31426 Gonzaga Road (next to the San Luis Reservoir dam)

    Take the Basalt exit, south, from Highway 152, and then turn right, onto Gonzaga Road. If you have questions, please call the State Parks office on Gonzaga Road at 209-826-1197 or email,

    Past Events

    June 5 , 2010
    The First Annual John Muir Highway Festival:
    We will be on hand in Coulterville for the ribbon cutting dedication of the newly named John Muir Highway. For more information see

    July 26 , 2009
    Hear us talk about the trip at the Le Conte Memorial Lodge in Yosemite Valley.
    The program starts at 8 pm

  • September 21, 2008
    Hear us talk about the trip at the Le Conte Memorial Lodge in Yosemite Valley.
    The program starts at 8 pm
  • From April 19-25 2008we will be walking from Oakland to Morgan Hill with a group of De Anza College students to promote their efforts to secure animal trans-migration routes between the Coast and Diablo Range.
  • February 2, 2008, Morgan Hill, 11 am.
    We will be giving a presentation about our walk to Henry Coe State Park's Pine Ridge Association.
    Contact:John Verhoeven
    Headquarter's Ranger
    Henry W. Coe State Park
    (408) 779-272

  • September 29, 2007
    Hear us talk about the trip in the early evening on at the Le Conte Memorial Lodge in Yosemite Valley. Contact:
  • Thursday Oct 5, 2006. San Jose Public Library.
  • April 4, 2007
    Peter & Donna Thomas present their story of walking in the footsteps of
    John Muir, San Francisco to Yosemite"
    1 pm. Mt. Diablo Room, Danville Library
    400 Front Street, Danville, CA 94526.
    Contact: Ruth Stanton Program Chair 925 837 6573

  • April 2, 2006. Gala Send off:

    On April 2, 2006 we will leave on the 1:10 ferry from San Francisco to Oakland. There will be a gathering of friends and well-wishers at the ferry terminal, meeting by the statue of Gandhi at 12:00, for a short speech and a gala send off. Take the ferry with us if you want!
    The Oakland FerryDonna Thomas on the Ferry

  • April 8, 2006. 1 pm. The Alviso Public Library
    Alviso Branch Library
    5050 North First St.
    San Jose, CA 95002
    (408) 263-3626
  • April 9, 2006. 2 pm. San Jose Martin Luther King Library
    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
    150 E. San Fernando Street, 2nd Floor, Room 255/257
    For information: (408) 808-2397
  • April 15, 2006. 2 pm. Henry Coe State Park, Park headquarters
    Take the East Dunne Avenue exit off the 101
  • April 25, 2006. 1 p.m. The Delhi Historical Society
  • April 29, 2006. 1 pm. The Coulterville Historical Society at the Old School House in Coulterville
    Contact: Gail Tyler
  • May 13, 2006. 7 pm. The Yosemite Lodge
    A presentation to celebrate the completion of our trip.
    Julie Miller
  • August 20, 2006. 8 pm. LeConte Memorial Lodge, Yosemite Valley
  • September 23, 2006. 8 pm. LeConte Memorial Lodge, Yosemite Valley
  • October 5, 2006
    A Conversation with Peter & Donna Thomas
    " A Trans-California Ramble: Re-walking John Muir’s 1868 Trip from San Francisco to Yosemite"
    Sponsored by SJSU Special Collections & Archives
    7 pm. San Jose Martin Luther King Library
    Room 550, Fifth floor. 150 E. San Fernando Street. San Jose, CA 95002.
    Free Parking!

    October 5, 2006