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Phil Kaplan's Cabrillo Extension Fall 2011 Hiking Class

Explore the greenbelts and State Parks of Santa Cruz County in this fun and challenging hiking class. You will become familiar with the Santa Cruz Hiking system, learn some natural history, flora and fauna, and at the same time get some great exercise. Participants should have at least average fitness levels and be able to hike five miles on moderately steep terrain. This class is not for beginning hikers. Each week will feature a different hike on trails not commonly known. If you are new to hiking contact Phil before enrolling in the class.

Schedule (9:30 am to 12:30 pm).

If rain is in the forecast, call 477-3700 X1529 for latest information on the status of a hike.

September 24: Nisene Marks State Park (meet at Cabrillo Tennis Courts, Parking Lot K)

October 1: Wilder State Park (carpool from Cost Plus/World Market Shopping Center on River St in Santa Cruz. Meet in middle of parking lot between Cost Plus and Ross)

October 8: No class

October 15: Henry Cowell State Park (carpool from Cost Plus on River St in Santa Cruz. Meet in middle of parking lot between Cost Plus and Ross)

October 22: Medicine Buddha of Soquel (meet at Food Market on corner of Soquel Drive and Main Streets in Soquel. Park behind Food Market in church parking lot)

October 29: Baldwin Loop (carpool from Cost Plus on River St in Santa Cruz. Meet in middle of parking lot between Cost Plus and Ross)

November 5: No class

November 12: UC Santa Cruz Natural Reserve (carpool from Cost Plus on River St in Santa Cruz. Meet in middle of parking lot between Cost Plus and Ross)

November 19: San Lorenzo River via Pogonip (carpool from Cost Plus on River St in Santa Cruz. Meet in middle of parking lot between Cost Plus and Ross)

If you would like to meet us at the hike site rather than carpool or if you have any questions, email Phil

Registration takes place through the Cabrillo Extension Office or by calling them at 831-479-6331

Adequate hiking shoes, water, energy snacks, sunblock, hat, layers of light clothing and insect repellent are required.

Caution: We will be near poison oak, ticks and yellow jackets on some of our hikes. Be sure to use an insect repellent, check yourself over for ticks and shower and wash your clothes (including shoes) after each hike. Effective insect repellents can be found at local health food stores and places like Outdoor World. Avoid Deet-based repellents (like "Off") since they are toxic.

 

We are accepting (working or not plus accessories) cellphones, iPods, MP3 Players, laptops, digital cameras, all small computer accessories, inkjet printer cartridges, energy bar wrappers (foil inside) and corks to help raise funds for the Orangutan Conservancy, Santa Cruz SPCA and Save Our Shores. Over 2200 cell phones, 40,000 corks, and 15,000 energy bar wrappers have been kept out of the landfill and refurbished or recycled in environmentally-safe ways through our program. They can be given to Phil. Read about the increasingly sad plight of the Orangutan (which is Malaysian for "person of the forest"). orangutan baby


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