Come explore the University of California Santa Cruz Natural Reserves that supports scientific research and hands-on training to university students in the ecological and environmental sciences, not normally open to the public without reservation!
Tour starts at 10am with docent Mark Readdie and involves a 4-hour, 3-mile loop hike on single-track footpaths with an elevation gain of 1,000 feet. There are two narrow foot bridge creek crossings. All guests should come prepared with a water container, food, layered clothing and the requisite personal gear for a rugged hike in steep terrain. Weather and temperatures can be changeable. All participants will be expected to stay together and enjoy various natural history stops incorporated into the tour. Come prepared to adhere to a leave-no-trace policy.
Members to meet by 10am at 58801 Highway 1, Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve, Big Sur, CA 93920. Breakfast snacks included.