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Portola to the Sea: Portola State Park to Waddell State Beach (June 11 – 14, 2020) LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE – REGISTRATION OPENS FEB. 1, 2020 Enjoy a naturalist-led hike to the top of the beloved Skyline to the Sea route on this 3-night, 4-day excursion. The route travels through some of the most remote trails in the Santa Cruz Mountains and includes two nights at the iconic Sunset Trail Camp. Beginning in Portola Redwoods State Park at peak elevation, you’ll…Find out more »
Skyline to the Sea: Castle Rock State Park to Waddell State Beach (July 16-19, 2020) LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE – REGISTRATION OPENS FEB. 1, 2020 This is the quintessential Santa Cruz Mountains backpacking experience. Find yourself on a legendary 3-night, 4-day adventure from Castle Rock to Waddell State Beach. The trek spans 30+ miles of stunning ridgeline panoramas, mixed oak, madrone and redwood forests, riparian habitats, grassy meadows, spring-fed waterfalls, and ends on the soft sandy beach. Adventurers will hike up…Find out more »
Leader: Margo Bors After the winter rains, early spring is a rewarding time to visit Bayview Hill. The Hill has many early blooming natives including several lomatiums and other members of the carrot or parsnip family. Johnny Jump-up, in the violet family, host plant of the endangered Callippe Siverspot butterfly, will be in bloom. We may also see members of the iris, lily and lupine families. The many California grassland natives in bloom are delightfully visible during this time of…Find out more »