The first public showing of the alpine Photography of George Kinkade will open Jan. 15 at the White River Valley Museum in Auburn .
Before his death in 1975, Kinkade, who worked as a newspaper pressman, photographed locations that are considered inaccessible by many today. He hiked into the mountains without advantages like logging or Forest Service roads, high-tech equipment or modern outerwear.Â
The museum is at 918 H St. SE. Admission is $2 for seniors and children and $5 for other adults. It’s open Wednesday through Sunday.