Monthly Archives: June 2014

Welcome to Sarah – Santa Cruz Hikes!

Welcome to Sarah, Sawyer, and June, our newest hike leaders, happily allowing us to resume providing hikes to the Santa Cruz area.  This week on June 25th, Sarah offers a hike at the beautiful forest of Nisene Marks in Aptos.  Thanks to Sarah for getting hikes going again at the coast!  Come out for some […]

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Summer Solstice – Celebrating Summer


June 21, 2014 marks solstice, the longest day of the summer.  Whether your plans for this day include hiking, camping, biking or other fun summer activities, it is also a reminder to parents that the summer season will soon end! Make sure your summer plans include ways to get your children outside and enjoy the outdoors!  This summer also marks […]

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Save the Date: July Weekend Hikes


Be sure to set aside quality family time to come hiking!  Liz and family will lead a weekend hike on Saturday, July 5th, and Andrea and family will lead on Sunday, July 13th.  The whole family is welcome, of course!  For more information, see

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Celebrating at Festival in the Park


Rebecca, Melissa, and I spent part of last weekend helping Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation celebrate all that is healthy, fun, and diverse at their annual summer family-friendly festival at Hellyer Park.  We brought piles of craft supplies, and booth visitors enjoyed making Father’s Day Cards and learning a little more about free hiking […]

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From the Field: Wunderlich (Woodside)


Liz led a wonderful, shady weekend hike at Wunderlich Park last weekend, and shared photos of her kids having a blast, and adults clearly keeping a good pace hiking beneath the redwoods. Wunderlich is also known for good horse sightings, redwood stump hopping, and even some Native American evidence. Learn more about Wunderlich at

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