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Hikes & More Fun at Jack London State Historic Park invites you to visit to our park and enjoy a myriad of events ranging from our docent led hikes throughout the 1400 acres of the parkland including fitness hikes, nature hikes/walks and photography field trips; an Artist series with a wide variety of photography classes, and plein air watercolors classes. Learn more about the early 20th century writer Jack London, in our completely redesigned exhibits at the House of Happy Walls museum (grand reopening in July 2018) or in the historic Cottage and enjoy our periodic Jack London Short Story Read Aloud series. In 2018 we will announce our photography, painting and writing contests to test your skills with a chance to win prizes. At these events you can expect to be with a friendly fun group of people with like interests and led by knowledgeable docents and professionals for a memorable experience.

To help us keep the park open, we need to charge a nominal fee plus parking. You need to understand that Jack London State Historic Park is self sustaining and receives no funding from State Parks. So stay tuned and check our website periodically for the times and dates of upcoming events at http://www.jacklondonpark.com . Follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/jacklondonpark)

Upcoming events (2)

Winter Photography 2 Day Workshop

Jack London State Historic Park

Tell winter's story through your photography. The winter landscape offers a myriad of inspiring subjects found in the mystery and moodiness of a foggy or misty day; the allure of a long exposure to create beautiful blurs of running water in a creek or waterfall; a landscape complimented by moving storm clouds, steam rising on a frosty morning as your subject starts to thaw. We will show you how to to create storytelling shots with the use of composition, color and contrast. Lately, we've enjoyed beautiful sunrises and sunsets during the holiday months. You could take a quick snapshot if you happen to be in the right place but what if you want to plan the shot for a more thoughtful image, we will show how to be in the right place at the right time to improve your success. Learn from long time professional photographer, Ron Berchin who has traveled for years around the world on assignment for a variety of publications; Bob Long, park volunteer, who has created inspiring images for years as a film and digital photographer and Deborah Large, the photographer for Jack London Park and a long time nature photographer. DAY 1: Working in the field with hands-on instruction. Heavy rain will cancel this class which will be rescheduled. DAY 2: Learn facets of post processing and develop a work flow that will help you realize your photographic vision. Classroom presentation. You can sign up for one or both classes. Receive a discount when you sign up for both classes. $60 for both classes Bring your DSLR, point and shoot or iPhone, camera manual, a tripod (if you have one), but most of all bring your enthusiasm to improve your camera skills. DAY 1: When: Saturday, January 26 from 8:00 to 11:30 am Where: Meet in the ranch parking lot (on the right as you enter the park Admission: $35 per person and includes the parking fee. DAY 2: When: Sunday, January 27 from 9:00-12:00 Where: Meet in the museum parking lot on the left as you enter the park Admission: $35 per person and includes the parking fee. Learn More and sign up at www.jacklondonpark.com

Winter Photography Day 2 Workshop-Day 2

Jack London State Historic Park

Tell winter's story through your photography. The winter landscape offers a myriad of inspiring subjects found in the mystery and moodiness of a foggy or misty day; the allure of a long exposure to create beautiful blurs of running water in a creek or waterfall; a landscape complimented by moving storm clouds, steam rising on a frosty morning as your subject starts to thaw. We will show you how to to create storytelling shots with the use of composition, color and contrast. Lately, we've enjoyed beautiful sunrises and sunsets during the holiday months. You could take a quick snapshot if you happen to be in the right place but what if you want to plan the shot for a more thoughtful image, we will show how to be in the right place at the right time to improve your success. Learn from long time professional photographer, Ron Berchin who has traveled for years around the world on assignment for a variety of publications; Bob Long, park volunteer, who has created inspiring images for years as a film and digital photographer and Deborah Large, the photographer for Jack London Park and a long time nature photographer. DAY 1: Working in the field with hands-on instruction. Heavy rain will cancel this class which will be rescheduled. DAY 2: Learn facets of post processing and develop a work flow that will help you realize your photographic vision. Classroom presentation. You can sign up for one or both classes. Receive a discount when you sign up for both classes. $60 for both classes Bring your DSLR, point and shoot or iPhone, camera manual, a tripod (if you have one), but most of all bring your enthusiasm to improve your camera skills. DAY 1: When: Saturday, January 26 from 8:00 to 11:30 am Where: Meet in the ranch parking lot (on the right as you enter the park Admission: $35 per person and includes the parking fee. DAY 2: When: Sunday, January 27 from 9:00-12:00 Where: Meet in the museum parking lot on the left as you enter the park Admission: $35 per person and includes the parking fee. Learn More and sign up at www.jacklondonpark.com

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Jack London Park Free Hike to the Ancient Redwood

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