DEPARTURE TIME: 8:30 AM
ABOUT THE HIKE
Departing at 8:30 am, we start out on a trail that has beautiful houses on one side and the Santiago Creek on the other side. The creek is very full right now so will make for great pictures. After about 10 minutes, we enter the park trail and travel on shaded and sunny trails. We will mostly be on flat land, with the exception of a single track steep hill that will take us up to a great view point. After descending, ascending a bit and descending back down again to flat lands, we will stop at Bobcat Meadows picnic table for a snack. Then it's back out on shady trails and back to the creek. Hike will be easy to medium pace, slower uphill with the ability to occasionally stop to take pictures. Plan on 4 to 5 miles and for 2 hours. Terrain can be uneven so shoes with good traction are recommended. Note: Rain on event day or even the day prior may close the park. Should park be closed, event will be canceled promptly. Please email host if you need additional information on meet.
From Serrano Ave. in Orange, go south on Orange Park Blvd. After 0.3 miles, the street curves at the end and becomes Mabury Ave. Make a u-turn right after the curve to park along the fence. For your GPS or internet map program - use the closest house address of 6531 E. Mabury Ave., Orange. We will meet in front of the opening in the brown fence area across the street from the house listed.
NECESSITIES: Adequate water (1 to 3 liters), hat, sunscreen, snack, layered clothing to adjust to climate change. Optional: Trekking Poles, camera, binoculars.
PARK INFO: For more information about the park, visit: http://www.ocparks.com/santiagooaks/
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