Friday Hiking Class Schedule
Fall 2008
Cabrillo College PE 37 Section 59063
Instructor: Phil Kaplan
Phone: 477-5201 x1529

We leave for our hikes at 9:20 am. Do not be late! If you are meeting us at the hike site you will need to consult with me ahead of time as to the location and time. “Cost Plus” as a meeting place refers to the Gateway Plaza Shopping Center at 450 River Street in Santa Cruz, not “Costco”. Always check my message machine (477-5201 X1529) for weekly updates. You can also contact me via e-mail: kaplanvb [at]

Sept 5: Orientation at Cabrillo gymnasium
Sept 12: Wilder Ranch 1 (meet at Cost Plus or Hwy 1 pullout at Wilder main entrance)
Sept 19: Henry Cowell (meet at Cost Plus or Probation Center on Graham Hill Rd.)
Sept 26: Pogonip (meet at Cost Plus)
Oct 3: UC Santa Cruz (meet at Cost Plus or top of Spring St.)
Oct 10: Wilder Ranch 2 (meet at Cost Plus or Hwy 1 pullout at Wilder main entrance)
Oct 17: Moore Creek (meet at Cost Plus or Delaware St. near Antonelli Pond)
Oct 24: DeLaveaga Wilderness Area (meet at Cost Plus)
Oct 31: Wilder Ranch 3 (meet at Cost Plus or Hwy 1 pullout at Wilder main entrance)
Nov 7: Land of Medicine Buddha (meet at Cabrillo tennis courts. Very limited parking at hike site)
Nov 14: Nisene Marks (meet at Cabrillo tennis courts)
Nov 21: Baldwin Loop (meet at Cost Plus or 4-mile Beach parking lot)
Nov 28: Holiday—no class
Dec 5: West Cliff and the Monarch Butterflies (Cost Plus or Lighthouse Field restrooms. We will be walking on mostly pavement)
Dec 12: Gray Whale Ranch (meet at Cost Plus. Very limited parking at hike site)
Dec 19: Wilder Ranch 4 (meet at Cost Plus or Hwy 1 pullout at Wilder main entrance)*

*The last hike is during finals week and is scheduled at our regular day and time. Attendance is optional at this hike and can be used as a make-up for a previously missed class.

We may encounter poison oak, stinging nettle, ticks, wasps and mosquitoes on many of our hikes. Light-colored lightweight long pants and insect repellent are advisable. Always check for ticks and shower and wash clothes to avoid poison oak after each hike. Depending on the time of the year, expect muddy or dusty conditions. Bring plenty of water and energy snacks and wear sunscreen. Good footwear is required. Arrive early to use the restroom as we will be in areas without facilities.See the course outline and website ( for additional information and class pictures.