Mendo Group Angelo Coast Range Reserve Hike. The ACRR, set along the headwaters of the S. Fork of the Eel River, is a historically interesting property, originally purchased by The Nature Conservancy, transferred to UC Berkeley, and now serves as a UC Berkeley research facility It is stunningly beautiful along the Eel River and Elder Creek with riparian, meadow, oak, Douglas fir, and redwood habitats with tall coast range mountains overlooking all--a truly magnificent place that we will experience on our hike ending at one of the historic residences in the reserve. Mostly level hiking on the graveled path that bisects the Reserve but depending on water level in the Eel, we may hike a trail for part of the time. Bring lunch, snacks, adequate liquids, raingear, and wear layered clothing and sturdy boots. Class: M-8-A. No dogs. Carpools: Meet 8:15 am Raley's parking lot, Ukiah or 10:15 am visitor parking lot at the Reserve. Take Branscomb Rd. west of Laytonville to 3 mi past (west) of tiny Branscomb, then right turn at unmarked, paved, and only road you will see on right, and drive about 4 miles to Reserve parking lot. Leader: Jonah Freedman. By reservation only. 467-1877. [masked]. Rain cancels.