Is this project free and open to the public?
Yes! Also, there's no need to sign up or RSVP.
Is this an art project?
Yes! Harrell Fletcher is an artist based in Portland, Oregon, interested in the relationship between art, life, curiosity, and community.
How can I join in?
You can join us for any chunk of the walk, from sunrise to sundown, or drop in for various events along the route; see each day's calendar for details. Please note that all events will happen within an approximate window of time as the group passes through the different locations.
Is there a map?
Yes. While the route is subject to modest changes due to unforeseen circumstances, the active Google Map is here.
Can I camp with you?
You are more than welcome to make your own arrangements to camp with or near the core walking group. Camp 1 is a private location close to the intersection of Claremont and College in Berkeley. The closest public camping is available in Tilden Park.
Camp 2 is a private site near downtown Lafayette. The closest public camping is available in Briones Park.
Camp 3 is the Live Oak campsite in Mount Diablo State Park. We will host a free film screening at Live Oak that evening; you MUST reserve a campsite at any location within the park to attend. You can also call California State Park Campgrounds at 1-800-444-7275 to make a reservation.
Will food and drink be provided on the walk?
No. Please bring adequate water and food if you wish to participate.
Will bathrooms be provided?
While we will be stopping for bathroom breaks along the way, we will not provide bathrooms above and beyond what's available while we’re on the journey. Count on one bathroom break every two hours.
Is the walk accessible for people with disabilities?
Most of this journey takes place outside. Parts of it are on rugged terrain or require long periods of standing. Please use your own judgment to decide whether or not this will work for you.
I’d love to walk! Can I get a ride back to my car?
The Exploratorium will not be providing transportation of any kind. The route loosely follows the BART line; we encourage you to use public transportation.
To get in touch with questions or concerns, write to CAI@exploratorium.edu.