JOURNEY THROUGH A SECRET GARDEN

  • May 31, 2014 · 10:00 AM
  • Secret Garden



JOURNEY THROUGH A SECRET GARDEN: Sierra Club has permission this date to explore privately held land which is part of the future Santa Clara River Parkway.  Expect two or more river crossings and frequent off-trail travel.  Approximate distance 3 mi mostly flat elevation.  Bring water, snacks, sun protection, and a desire to preserve the largest natural river ecosystem left in the region.  Under 18 welcome accompanied by parent/guardian.  Meet at 10 a.m. at south end of Mission Rock Road at the gate posted with The Nature Conservancy sign (126 E to Briggs Rd, right on Briggs, right on Pinkerton, left on Mission Rock Road and without any more turns proceed straight to gate).

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great time. Thanks, Nina/Jim!
    Some photos here:
    http://www.dimo.la/Secret-Garden/

    1 · May 31, 2014

    • Nina

      Some really GREAT shots! How do I pick them off dimo? I tried to right click for the 'save to computer' window but doesn't do that. Couple ideas: send to my private email? or post them as an album on the Ventura Sierra Club Facebook page? Or??

      June 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Nina and Jim for organizing a great hike!

    1 · May 31, 2014

  • Stephen B.

    Great! Good times!

    1 · May 31, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are the river crossing in the water?

    May 29, 2014

    • Nina

      Yes, there are 2 River crossings: one was entirely over stepping stones (last time I visited a few weeks ago), the other involves about 6-12 inches depth water . Advise removing leather boots/shoes and donning simple flip flops that are rubber. If you utilize a walking stick for regular hiking, bring it for the River crossings. We will take the River crossings slowly. Conditions are absolutely variable and may have changed since my last visit. It is refreshing and a small but welcome challenge!

      May 29, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks, Nina! great information!

      May 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can I bring my small, well behaved, on leash dog, Tesla? She loves people and other dogs.

    May 27, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks for getting back to me, Nina. Tesla is depressed already because she has to miss this walk!

      May 29, 2014

    • Nina

      Oh I love that name!! Bring a pic of her so we can have her in spirit! THis won't be more than 2 hours, maybe she will take a nap :)

      May 29, 2014

  • Nina

    So happy to see the new names, welcome Kathe!

    May 27, 2014

  • Nina

    So happy to see new (and some familiar) names! This will be a very nice piece of your weekend folks!

    May 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks! It looks like fun.

    May 23, 2014

  • Nina

    Welcome Sophie! You are really going to love this place!

    May 22, 2014

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    VnSC hike leader
    Event Host
  • Stephen B.
    Los Padres Chapter Outings Chair, VnSC hike leader
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