Friday Hiking Class Schedule
Spring 2011
Cabrillo College Kin 44 Section 71428
Instructor: Phil Kaplan
Hotline: 477-3700 x1529 (check if rain is in forecast or to leave me messages)

Plan on arriving at 9:25 am at our meeting area. We leave in carpools 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”. 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 email.


Feb 11: Orientation at Cabrillo gymnasium
Feb 18: School holiday
Feb 25: The Coast at Wilder Ranch (meet at Cost Plus or main lot inside Wilder. $10 parking fee per car)
Mar 4: Henry Cowell (meet at Cost Plus or Probation Center on Graham Hill Rd.)
Mar 11: Pogonip 1 (meet at Cost Plus)
Mar 18: Wilder Ranch 1 (meet at Cost Plus or main parking lot inside Wilder. $10 parking fee per car)
Mar 25: UC Santa Cruz (meet at Cost Plus or top of Spring St.)
Apr 1: Moore Creek (meet at Cost Plus or Delaware St. near Antonelli Pond)
Apr 8: Spring Break
Apr 15: DeLaveaga Wilderness Area (meet at Cost Plus)
Apr 22: Pogonip 2 (meet at Cost Plus)
Apr 29: Wilder Ranch 2 (meet at Cost Plus or main parking lot inside Wilder. $10 parking fee per car)
May 6: Baldwin Loop (meet at Cost Plus or 4-mile Beach parking lot)
May 13: Nisene Marks (meet at Cabrillo tennis courts)
May 20: Land of Medicine Buddha (meet at Cabrillo tennis courts. Very limited parking at hike site)
May 27: Henry Cowell from Pogonip (meet at Cost Plus)
June 3: Gray Whale Ranch (meet at Cost Plus). Our last hike is during Finals week and is scheduled at our regular day and time. Attendance is optional 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.

Extensive hiking resources along with Frequently Asked Questions, nearly all of our course handouts and class photos can be found on my web site. We are collecting old cell phones, printer cartridges and energy bar wrappers (foil inside) to raise funds for the Orangutan Conservancy and Save Our Shores.