Do you enjoy slow walks in a valley, breezes, wildflowers, the sounds of songbirds, the taste of a Douglas Fir needle or a California Bay leaf, the aroma of Tarweed, or watching wild turkeys and California Quail hunt for seeds and insects in the grass? Join California Certified Naturalists Judy Armstrong and Judy Withee for this series of meandering explorations. Each month (weather-permitting) we will explore one or two of our three accessible trails– the Creekside Trail, the Nature Trail, and the Meadow trail. Suitable for all levels and a range of mobility, these Sunday afternoon adventures will accommodate young children, parents with babies in strollers, and people using walkers or wheelchairs as well as those who just enjoy slow walks in nature that stimulate the five senses.
Our September outing will be co-led by Sugarloaf docent Jim Sickles and focus on the geology of Sugarloaf. Meet at the upper picnic area, across from the main parking lot. Tickets are $10 for general audiences, $5 for students, youth (12-17 year olds; must be accompanied by an adult), Sugarloaf members, Sugarloaf volunteers, and free for children under 12 years old.
There will be frequent stops and opportunities for conversation, photography, nature journaling, wildlife viewing, resting, etc., so bring your nature journal, camera, or binoculars, if you have them. Wear comfortable shoes, a hat, sun protection, bring water and if desired, a snack.
Ease of access: The Creekside Nature Trail is an ADA-compliant trail. It is 0.45 miles long (one-way) with a slope of no more than 5°. An accessible, van designated parking spot and an accessible vault toilet are available at the main lot. If further accommodations are needed, please contact email@example.com as soon as possible.
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