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Coastal Nature Hike/Walk
Let's meet to exercise off the Thanksgiving day feast! From Fairview Park, we will walk down into Talbert Regional Park. Both of these environments are home to coyotes, herons/egrets, hawks, osprey, squirrels, rabbits and rattlesnakes. Although I've never seen the latter, thankfully, there are warning signs. There is also a lush indigenous landscape which makes for great photo ops and an awesome venue for birders. The terrain is mostly flat with a couple of inclines in and out of the park . We will walk/hike to the south side of Talbert Regional in to Canyon Park. The journey will be an around 5.25 miles, approximately 2 hours. Wear walking or trail shoes, comfortable clothing in layers as it is cool in the morning and warms up; hat, sunscreen, water, etc. Binoculars are a plus with all the wildlife. There are 2 restroom locations in the park area. If we want to follow up our walk with breakfast/lunch, there are many restaurants to select from at the cross streets of Brookhurst and Adams. I will add a list later to this post. Looking forward to sharing this nature oasis on the coast with my like minded friends of Backyard Skeptics! This will be the start of many hikes for the season with this one being the least challenging physically. It is best to join only if you are regularly physically active to avoid injury or exertion. Feel free to message me with any questions.

Fairview Park

2501 Placentia Avenue · Costa Mesa

Respond by: 11/23/2018
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