May 18, 2013 · 9:30 AM
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********This is a no host event.*********
This hike is given by Los Serenos, a non-profit group offering docent-led hikes in the Rancho Palos Verdes area. Their phone number is [masked] or visit their website (click on 'Los Serenos above) should you like more information.
This is their write-up on this hike.
"The hiking trails of the Forrestal Natural Preserve offer beautiful views, majestic canyons, magnificent foliage, and crisp, clean ai. This often over-looked gem on the south side of the Peninsula is located just off Palos Verdes Drive South. Ladera Linda, a former elementary school site, has been an actively staffed park since 1982. Docent-guided tours and hikes into the hills are available where one may see red-tailed hawks, wild rabbits, threatened plants and animals such as coastal sage scrub, cactus wren, the California Gnatcatcher, and the Rufus-sided Towhee. Look for lemonade berry bushes, the California bush sunflowerwild fennel, coyote bush and mustard and explore, but don’t take, the clusters of calcite, barite, quartz and ancient fish fossils."
"*Wear sturdy shoes as part of the walk will be on cobblestones. All events are free to the public and take approximately 2 hours. Wear sun protection and bring water."
Rain cancels Hike!
Hike starts at 10 .m. and they request that we show up about 20 minutes before so I set the meeting time at 9:30 a.m. The parking lot is small but they do have an overflow lot. If you want to park at the center, please arrive early. Parking is free.
Lunch is optional afterwards, there are several places within walking distance.