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Celebrate This New Year With a Trip to Año Nuevo State Park in San Mateo!

UPDATE 12/17/2012:
Please note the time change. This is later than the original time I posted.

I have purchased tickets! Please paypal/usps me the money (please remember to include the fees) or remember to bring $7 cash on the day of the event.


- Summit


Celebrate this New Year with a Trip to Año Nuevo State Park in San Mateo!

Adult seals begin arriving on the beaches by mid-December. Bulls engage in battles for breeding access to females. Pregnant females come ashore to have pups beginning in mid-December, with births reaching a peak by late January. Mothers nurse their pups for about a month before weaning their pup, mating, and departing back to sea. By the end of February, most adult seals have returned to the sea, leaving behind hundreds of weaned pups.

Please note that the day and time MAY change depending on the availability of the tickets.

RSVP by Dec 15 so I can get an idea of how many will be going. 'Yes' means you will owe me $7 period.

Walks last about 2.5 hours, and consist of a moderately strenuous 3 mile hike over sand and sloping terrain.

Be prepared for windy, rainy conditions, as well as muddy trails. Layered clothing, sturdy shoes, and hooded rain gear are recommended. Restrooms, drinking water and picnic tables are available near the Visitor Center only. Restrooms, drinking water and picnic tables are available near the Visitor Center only. Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, lip balm, sunscreen) is always recommended for outdoor activities.

- $7 per ticket
- Children age 17 and under require one adult chaperone for each 10 children
- Children 3 and under are free, and do not need a ticket
- $10 parking fee per car


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  • sigrid

    Alisa - Thank you so much, this was such a great trip - sorry if I didn't meet every person individually - hopefully next time.

    3 · January 6, 2013

    • Summit

      Thanks Alisa for organizing the meetup. You guys are awesome! Looking forward to more interesting meetups in the future.

      1 · January 9, 2013

    • Alisa Kumiko R.

      Thank YOU, Summit!

      January 9, 2013

  • Stuart

    Nice hike, Excellent cooperation from the elephant seals and the weather. Much thanks to our guide, Brian - and our leader, Alisa.

    1 · January 6, 2013

  • Summit

    Not sure if it's a bit late to join, but Hey! I'm spontaneous. =)

    1 · December 29, 2012

  • Alisa Kumiko R.

    Will & Hai - sorry the new time doesn't work for you...I hope to see you at another event!

    December 29, 2012

  • Alisa Kumiko R.

    Oh Adam and Stuart, you guys are so witty! =)

    December 2, 2012

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