Wednesday Hiking Class Schedule
Spring 2008
Cabrillo College PE 37 Section 56306
Instructor: Phil Kaplan
Phone: 477-5201 x1529


We leave for our hikes at 9:30 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 daily updates. You can also contact me via e-mail:


Feb 13: Orientation at Cabrillo gymnasium
Feb 20: Wilder Ranch 1 (meet at Cost Plus or Hwy 1 pullout at Wilder main entrance)
Feb 27: West Cliff and the Monarch Butterflies (Cost Plus or Lighthouse Field restrooms)
Mar 5: Wilder Ranch 2 (meet at Cost Plus or Hwy 1 pullout at Wilder main entrance)
Mar 12: UC Santa Cruz (meet at Cost Plus or top of Spring St.)
Mar 19: Wilder Ranch 3 (meet at Cost Plus or Hwy 1 pullout at Wilder main entrance)
Mar 26 Spring Break--no class
Apr 2: Pogonip/UCSC/Henry Cowell's (meet at Cost Plus)
Apr 9: Henry Cowell’s (meet at Cost Plus or Probation Center on Graham Hill Rd.)
Apr 16: Wilder Ranch 4 (meet at Cost Plus or Hwy 1 pullout at Wilder main entrance)
Apr 23: Land of Medicine Buddha (meet at Cabrillo tennis courts. Very limited parking at hike site)
Apr 30: Nisene Marks (meet at Cabrillo tennis courts)
May 7: Baldwin Loop (meet at Cost Plus or 4-mile Beach parking lot)
May 14: UCSC Natural Reserve (meet at Cost Plus. Very limited parking at hike site)
May 21: DeLaveaga and the Santa Cruz Circle Trail (meet at Cost Plus)
May 28: Gray Whale Ranch (meet at Cost Plus. Very limited parking at hike site)
June 4: Wilder Ranch 5 (meet at Cost Plus or pullout at Wilder main entrance) *


*Our last hike is during finals week and is scheduled at our regular day and time. If you have a conflict with another final you will need to do a make-up hike before finals week.


We may encounter poison oak, 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 posion oak after each hike. Bring plenty of water and energy snacks and wear sunscreen. Good footwear is required.


See the course outline and web site (www.cabrillo.edu/~pkaplan) for additional information.


Check the “Hotline” (477-5201x1529) weekly since this schedule is subject to change!