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Join us on a 4.0 mi, approximately 2.5 hour hike up the Borrego Canyon Trail and Red Rock Canyon Trail to see the remarkable Red Rock Canyon of Orange County. California Professional Geologist Jay Schneider will lead us on an easy-pace tour with multiple stops to learn about the Cenozoic geology of Orange County. See remarkable outcrops of massive sandstones, conglomerates, and enjoy a leisurely walk up a dry braided stream to the canyon wall. Total elevation gain is 500 feet. Bring 2 liters water, snacks, and wear lugsoles. Park at trailhead, 26701 Portola Parkway, Foothill Ranch, CA 92610 ($3 cash or credit card). Trailhead parking lot is small; if no more parking is available, you can either 1) travel northwest one block on Portola Parkway, turn right on Alton Parkway, and make first right on to Odessa and park in residential neighborhood, or 2) park in the adjacent Ralph’s parking lot. Walk from residential neighborhood back to trailhead is about 10 minutes. Therefore, carpooling is recommended. Carpool information: Meet at 8:00 am at Tustin Rideshare at north side of Stater Brothers Market, 14171 Red Hill Avenue in Tustin. Rain in the previous 72 hours may cancel. Leaders: Jay Schneider (626)[masked] [masked], and Julie Garner (714)[masked] [masked].
Easy paced, reasonably flat, 5 mile hike, approx 3 hrs. Newcomers Welcome. Enjoy the natural beauty of Bolsa Chica, one of the last remaining wetland ecosystems in Southern California. Meet 8:30 am. From Warner Avenue in Huntington Beach turn south on Bolsa Chica Street to the end of the street and trailhead (Brightwater Road). Park on the street. Bring camera, water, sun protection, hat, light hiking boots, rain does not cancel Leaders: Donna Specht, Julie Garner, Dorothy Gutierrez, Richard Boothe
Join us for a beginner backpack at Crystal Cove Lower El Moro Campground. Crystal cove State Park has breathtaking views, on a clear day you can see up to Catalina Island. We’ll hike 3.25 miles & 500 gain and set up camp. After lunch we will hike to a viewpoint (optional), approx 2 miles R/T for a striking view of Crystal Cove Beach. Back at camp we will have a relaxing Happy Hour and weather permitting, enjoy a beautiful ocean view sunset. In the morning, we will do a tent tour and talk about backpacking equipment. Total 6.5 miles with 1000 gain. Moderate pace. Primitive campground has tables and pit toilets. No water available. Please bring at least 5L of water, lugsoles, layers, breakfast, lunch, dinner, happy hour to share, and sunglasses, backpack equipment for overnight. Contact [masked] for trip details. Rain cancels.