Friday Hiking Class Schedule
Spring 2009
Cabrillo College PE 37 Section 61530
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

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 (meet at Cost Plus or Lighthouse Field restrooms. We will be walking on mostly pavement)

Mar 6: Henry Cowell (Everyone meet at Cost Plus since hike has changed due trail damage from rains)

Mar 13: UC Santa Cruz (meet at Cost Plus or top of Spring St.)

Mar 20: Moore Creek (meet at Cost Plus or Delaware St. near Antonelli Pond)

Mar 27: Wilder Ranch 2 (meet at Cost Plus or Hwy 1 pullout at Wilder main entrance)

Apr 3: Pogonip (meet at Cost Plus)

Apr 10: DeLaveaga Wilderness Area (meet at Cost Plus)

Apr 17: Spring Break

Apr 24: Henry Cowell from Pogonip (meet at Cost Plus)

May 1: Wilder Ranch 3 (meet at Cost Plus or Hwy 1 pullout at Wilder main entrance)

May 8: Nisene Marks (meet at Cabrillo tennis courts)

May 15: UCSC Natural Reserve (meet at Cost Plus. Very limited parking at hike site)

May 22: Land of Medicine Buddha (meet at Cabrillo tennis courts. Very limited parking at hike site)

May 29: Gray Whale Ranch (meet at Cost Plus. Very limited parking at hike site)

June 5: TBA (To be Announced)*

*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 for additional information and class pictures.