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The Monterey Bay Area Hiking Group

November 2019

Autumn in Garzas Creek, Garland Ranch, CNPS

November 23, 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
East Garzas Road & Boronda Road Carmel Valley, CA 93924 us + Google Map

Even without the wildflowers, this hike in the mixed riparian woodland and redwoods along Garzas Creek, through the Redwood Canyon and back along the Terrace Trail is a delightful way to spend a fall morning. The hike is ±4 miles with ±800 feet ascent. Bring a snack and water. Please arrive early so we can depart on time and be back in time to go home for lunch. Led by Michael Mitchell This is a CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY field…

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Pinnacles National Park (9 Miles), Wine Tasting/Dinner (West Entrance, Soledad)

November 24, 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

After the hike some or all of us will be meeting at Chalone Vinyards (you will see the entrance when you are almost to the entrance to the park!!After the wine tasting we can drive to Gonzales and have dinner at: Carlitos Steakhouse148 Alta StGonzales, CA 93926(831)we are attempting to make reservations...if that does't work out we will go somewhere else!!! ******This is a 9 mile loop that begins at the Chaparral Picnic Area(West Pinnacles entrance) (Thru Soledad). We start…

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December 2019

Buzzards Roost Hike, Pfeiffer State Park, CNPS

December 7, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rio Road Park & Ride, 3710 Rio Road, Carmel, CA, 3710 Rio Road, Carmel, CA
Carmel, ca 93923 us
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If you don’t like hiking fern lined trails through a redwood forest with beautiful views along the way, then this hike is not for you. On the other hand, if you love all of the above, let’s go! We’ll see lots of wildfire devastation and lots of fresh regrowth. ±4 miles with ±800 feet ascent at a leisurely pace. Arrive early; we depart on time. Bring water and lunch. Led by Lynn Bomberger This is a CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY…

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First Saturdays East Point Lobos French Broom Weed Bash, CNPS

December 7, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rio Road Park and Ride, Hwy 1 and Rio Rd intersection (by Starbucks)
Carmel, CA us
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This is a California Native Plant Society event. Join us on the 1st Saturday of each month. We visit the beautiful Monterey pine forest on the east side of Point Lobos to remove French Broom. We’ll use several techniques and help restore this area that wants to thrive with native plants. All supplies provided. Bring a friend, water, and a snack. Bruce Delgado is the leader. To help with broom at Monterey’s Quarry Park, please contact Al Washburn at .…

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Third Sundays Soberanes State Park Weed Bash, CNPS

December 15, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rio Road Park and Ride, Hwy 1 and Rio Rd intersection (by Starbucks)
Carmel, CA us
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This is a CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY event. The ocean side of Soberanes weed bashes are every 3rd Sunday including March 17 and April 21, 2019. Here, Soberanes Creek falls into the ocean and needs our help continuing to remove various invasive weeds— primarily Cape ivy. All supplies provided. Bring a friend, water, and a snack. Bruce Delgado is the leader. To help with broom at Monterey’s Quarry Park, please contact Al Washburn at . Photo by Hal Grotke.

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6th Annual Winter Solstice 3 Forks Limekiln Hike (~12 Miles, ~3,700′)

December 21, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Kirk Creek Campground, Highway 1
Big Sur, CA 93920 us
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Join me for my 6th annual Winter Solstice hike across the 3 forks of Limekiln Creek. LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY FOR THIS HIKE (using ski run rating system): ♦ (due to hike length, elevation gain, ruggedness of terrain in some sections, and likelihood of downed trees and minor slides on our route if any meaningful rain between now and hike day). ****The hike is open to a limited group of ~20 people so as to keep the group size manageable; please…

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Fly Agaric Mushroom Search, CNPS

December 21, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
1212 Forest Ave, 1212 Forest Ave
Pacific Grove, CA 93950 us
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Some years we get skunked but hopefully this year we will find the beautiful fly agaric mushrooms in the Del Monte Forest. Bring water; lunch gives us the option of purchasing a Poppy Hills sandwich. 5 miles, 750 feet elevation gain. We will meet in the Pacific Grove Safeway parking lot because the Haul Road area parking is blocked off at this time. Arrive early; we depart on time. Led by Lynn Bomberger This is a CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY…

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Hiking group Christmas party

December 21, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
534 San Vincente Cir, 534 San Vincente Cir
Salinas, CA 93901 us
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Edith and Ted invite you to our second annual "Hiking Group Christmas Party": bring a Christmas dessert, appetizer and something to drink .This event will not require any water, hiking shoes, hiking clothing or poles!!!Elevation gain may be up to 36 inches...distance depends where you park your car and how many trips to the bathroom you need!A special prize will be awarded to the first one who is brave enough to swim the length of the pool!!! Swimsuit not required!!!…

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