Friday Hiking Class Schedule
Fall 2009
Cabrillo College PE 37 Section 64017
Instructor: Phil Kaplan
Phone: 477-3700 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”. Some of the hikes have very limited parking so carpooling is important. Always check my message machine (477-3700 X1529) for weekly updates. You can also contact me via e-mail.

Sept 4: Orientation at Cabrillo gymnasium

Sept 11: Coast at Wilder Ranch (meet at Cost Plus or main parking lot inside Wilder. $10 parking fee per car)

Sept 18: UC Santa Cruz (meet at Cost Plus or top of Spring St.)

Sept 25: Nisene Marks (meet at Cabrillo tennis courts)

Oct 2: Land Trust Property of Santa Cruz (meet at Cost Plus or Probation Center on Graham Hill Rd.)

Oct 9: Pogonip (meet at Cost Plus)

Oct 16: Moore Creek (meet at Cost Plus or Delaware St. near Antonelli Pond)

Oct 23: Wilder Ranch 2 (meet at Cost Plus or main parking lot inside Wilder. $10 parking fee per car).

Oct 30: DeLaveaga Wilderness Area (meet at Cost Plus)

Nov 6: Henry Cowell from Pogonip (meet at Cost Plus)

Nov 13: Land of Medicine Buddha (meet at Cabrillo tennis courts. Very limited parking at hike site)

Nov 20: Baldwin Loop (meet at Cost Plus or 4-mile Beach parking lot)

Nov 27: Thanksgiving Holiday – no class

Dec 4: UCSC Natural Reserve (meet at Cost Plus. Very limited parking at hike site)

Dec 11: Gray Whale Ranch (meet at Cost Plus. Very limited parking at hike site)

Dec 18: West Cliff and the Monarch Butterflies (meet at Cost Plus or Lighthouse Field restrooms. We will be walking on mostly pavement)

*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. We will have to share the cost of parking fees at some of our hike sites.

See the course outline and website ( for additional information and class pictures.



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