Hike: Bonny Doon Ecological Reserve/Laguna Creek

This 5 mile 600' elevation gain hike will take us into two parts of the Reserve. The Reserve is part of the Santa Cruz Sandhills and has plants that are endemic to the Sandhills. We will first go into the area that was most affected by the 2008 Martin Fire and see how mother nature is rebounding from the fire. We will also hike down to Laguna Creek. The second part of the hike will be in the NW part of the park that was untouched by the fire, where we can view some rock outcroppings (moon rocks). Hope you can join us on this hike through sand hills, wildflowers, and a mixed forest. Bring water and lunch. Leader: Tom Davey,[masked]

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  • Sandy

    A great adventure to normally unexplored, off-limits property.
    Wonderful rock formations and spring wildflowers.
    Interesting conversations, nice folks . Thanks, Tom for organizing and getting permission to enter

    April 11, 2013

  • Rod

    Quite a nice departure from the usual locally. Bushwacking, yes, I'll drink to that, and it was totally worth the effort. I coasted through the power outage satisfied with today's results. Luved the bush poppies, sorrel, moon rocks and stream. Thanks Tom.

    April 10, 2013

  • Tom D.

    We had to do a little bushwacking due to fallen trees from recent wind storm. Nice weather and great group of hikers.

    April 10, 2013

  • Kathy M

    Sorry I got called into work.

    April 10, 2013

  • Anita

    I am with Bettina! I really would love to do this hike sometime but work noon to 4pm. Could we do an afternoon/evening hike, or do this on a weekend sometime?

    April 7, 2013

    • Tom D.

      I will post hike again in May on a weekend

      April 8, 2013

  • Vivienne

    Hi, is this the one you have special permission for or is that a future plan?...alas I can't make M and W morns, so I'll hope to catch it later...We ran into you, Tom, when we were hiking in the Reserve a recent weekend. Thanks, Vivienne

    April 8, 2013

    • Tom D.

      I will post hike again in May, for weekend

      April 8, 2013

  • Cee

    Tom, I need to be back in Santa Cruz by 1 pm. Should I sign up?

    April 8, 2013

    • Tom D.

      yes that would be good

      April 8, 2013

  • Bettina

    Would love it, but I work on Wednesdays.

    April 4, 2013

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