Friday Hiking Class Schedule
Fall 2010 Cabrillo College
Kin 44 Section 68252
Instructor: Phil Kaplan
Hotline: 477-3700 x1529
(check weekly since schedule may change or to leave messages)

Plan on arriving at 9:20 am at our carpool area. 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”. For the Cost Plus hikes, we meet in the middle of the parking lot between Cost Pus and Ross. 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 3: Orientation at Cabrillo gymnasium

Sept 10: Coast at Wilder Ranch (meet at Cost Plus or main parking lot inside Wilder. $10 parking charge)

Sept 17: UC Santa Cruz (meet at Cost Plus or top of Spring St.)

Sept 24: Nisene Marks (meet at Cabrillo tennis courts)

Oct 1: Henry Cowell (meet at Cost Plus or Probation Center on Graham Hill Rd.)

Oct 8: Pogonip (meet at Cost Plus)

Oct 15: Moore Creek (meet at Cost Plus or Delaware St. near Antonelli Pond)

Oct 22: Wilder Ranch 2 (meet at Cost Plus or main parking lot inside Wilder. $10 parking charge).

Oct 29: Land of Medicine Buddha (meet at Cabrillo tennis courts. Very limited parking at hike site)

Nov 5: DeLaveaga Wilderness Area (meet at Cost Plus)

Nov 12: West Cliff and the Monarch Butterflies (meet at Cost Plus or Lighthouse Field restrooms. We will be walking on mostly pavement)

Nov 19: Baldwin Loop (meet at Cost Plus or 4-mile Beach parking lot)

Nov 26: Thanksgiving break. No hike.

Dec 3: Wilder Ranch 3 (meet at Cost Plus or parking lot inside Wilder. $10 parking charge)

Dec 10: Henry Cowell from Pogonip (meet at Cost Plus)

Dec 17: Optional hike to TBA. (Meet at Cost Plus.)

*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 this website for additional information and class pictures.