NORTH FORK – Scottish-American naturalist and author John Muir was an advocate for preservation of wild open spaces, who believed “the clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”
Though Muir died a hundred years ago, the community can still experience the essence of the man on Monday, Apr. 28, at a compelling performance of living history known as “An Evening with John Muir.”
Well-known John Muir impersonator Frank Helling will take the audience on a virtual adventure through the Sierra Nevada, using Muir’s own words as a guide. Helling is a seasonal Park Ranger who has performed as the noted adventurer Muir for schools, universities, environmental and civic groups, in the National Parks, and at special events throughout California.
The “Evening with John Muir” takes place at the North Fork School music room starting at 7 p.m. and is sponsored by the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway and the North Fork History Group.
Prior to the performance, organizers plan a brief annual business meeting of the Scenic Byway Association. Drawings will be held for the newly recorded audio tour of the Scenic Byway and a Scenic Byway T-shirt.
The Sierra Vista Scenic Byway Association is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to stimulate interest in educational, interpretive and related activities along the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway.
As John Muir said, the mountains are calling, and I must go.”