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Paint at Lodato Park in Scotts Valley and/or Camp Evers Fishing Park

 Green Hills Road is off of Glen Canyon which is off Mt. Hermon. 


A charming, little-known redwoods trail with, lately, some "forest folk" sculptures set here and there, about 10" tall. See  Photos, Lodato Trail album.

It's just past 1800 Green HIlls office building. Turn right from the cul de sac and park at far edge of parking lot. You'll see the trailhead sign and short boardwalk into the woods. We won't go far into the woods to paint but if you want to hike before or after, it's a really nice 45 minute loop trail.   HOWEVER, it is very shady and cool in the woods. You could plan to sketch in the woods, then come out and paint from your sketches on flat ground, under the planted row of redwoods next to the fence.

  If you don't want deep shade in redwoods, an alternative is  by a stream: Camp Evers Fishing Park, located on the way to Lodato, on Glen Canyon, just past Oak Creek Rd. You'll see a wood carved statue of a mighty salmon. Park there and take little path off to the far left, down to the pretty stream. Either way, we'll re-group at the Fishing Camp at a picnic table at 3:10'ish.

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  • Susan Cafarelli B.

    Two nice spots worth further investigation.

    April 24, 2014

  • Pegatha

    Both places were charming. The light was good today.

    April 24, 2014

  • Dana B.

    Some old friends contacted us and we're going out for lunch at 11:00. I might be able to get there later.

    April 23, 2014

  • Susan Cafarelli B.

    Dana, I can pick you up. How about 12:40 pm or so. Suz,

    April 23, 2014

  • Dana B.

    If I take the bus to Scott's Valley, can I get a lift the rest of the way from someone?

    April 19, 2014

  • Merle B.

    It's a good hiking park I'll see you at Camp Evers Fishing Trail.

    April 19, 2014

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