Wednesday Hiking Class Schedule
Fall 2010 Cabrillo College
Kin 44 Section 68251c
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 1: Orientation at Cabrillo gymnasium

Sept 8: Coast at Wilder Ranch (meet at Cost Plus or main parking lot inside Wilder. $10 parking charge)

Sept 15: UC Santa Cruz (meet at Cost Plus or top of Spring St.)

Sept 22: Nisene Marks (meet at Cabrillo tennis courts)

Sept 29: Henry Cowell (meet at Cost Plus or Probation Center on Graham Hill Rd.)

Oct 6: Pogonip (meet at Cost Plus)

Oct 13: Moore Creek (meet at Cost Plus or Delaware St. near Antonelli Pond)

Oct 20: Wilder Ranch 2 (meet at Cost Plus or main parking lot inside Wilder. $10 parking charge).

Oct 27: Land of Medicine Buddha (meet at Cabrillo tennis courts. Very limited parking at hike site)

Nov 3: DeLaveaga Wilderness Area (meet at Cost Plus)

Nov 10: West Cliff and the Monarch Butterflies (meet at Cost Plus or Lighthouse Field restrooms. We will be walking on mostly pavement)

Nov 17: Baldwin Loop (meet at Cost Plus or 4-mile Beach parking lot)

Nov 24: Optional hike to TBA. Can be used as a make up for previously missed hike

Dec 1: Wilder Ranch 3 (meet at Cost Plus or parking lot inside Wilder. $10 parking charge)

Dec 8: Henry Cowell from Pogonip (meet at Cost Plus)

Dec 15: Optional hike to TBA

*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.