Circa 1908 -- John Muir and William Kent out side the Muir Woods lodge. Photo courtesy of the Marin History Museum (

Nearly 150 years ago, John Muir traveled from San Francisco to Yosemite. Fast forward to modern day and the husband and wife team of Peter and Donna Thomas traversed the same path in a very different setting. Now — six years after they made that trip — they’re making old news new again as they promote their book, “Muir Ramble Rout.”

The couple will speak this month at REIs in Saratoga, Marina and Berkeley. You can find more information at the Santa Cruz residents’ website, and their REI event  schedule is as follows:

Feb. 21: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Saratoga REI

Feb. 23: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Berkeley REI

Feb. 28: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Marina REI

All events are free.

–Christina Gullickson, CGullTweets on Twitter.