Jack London in the News: From the Los Angeles Times – “Peek into the life of author Jack London on a historic tour at his California home”

Author Jack London’s novels were often set in the wilds of Alaska, but he chose to make his home in the gentle hills of California.

Jack London State Historic Park is offering a half-day historical tour of the ranch in Glen Ellen that London and his wife, Charmian, called home.

The History Hike on Sept. 12 will cover about six miles on rocky trails and explore the natural side of the park — the century-old orchard and a 2,000-year-old redwood tree — with a state park archaeologist and ecology historian.

Park volunteer Jeff Falconer will spin the story of the orchard, which was added to the park in 2006.

The tour runs from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and costs $15 a person, which includes parking. Group size is limited to 15.