Enjoy this 13 mile, mostly downhill hike from Big Basin headquarters to Waddell Beach. There are a couple of short uphills, with 700 feet total of elevation gain. See lots of redwood trees, beautiful waterfalls including our lunch stop at Golden Falls, and a flat stretch the last five miles.
We will meet at the Santa Cruz Metro Station, downtown Santa Cruz, before 8:30 am to board the #35 bus to Big Basin. Fare is $2 for adults, and $1 for seniors, each way. Bring exact change. The Waddell Beach bus leaves the beach at 5:15 and returns to downtown Santa Cruz just before 6 pm. Thank you to Peter Scott, and Les White of the SCMTD, for helping to restore the bus service to Big Basin! Hike details and photos: http://sensibletransportation.org/bbasin/
Phone me if Meetup is full; I may able to add an extra person. Leader: Allan Neymark, 831,457,2505. More nearby Sierra Club hikes: http://ventana.sierraclub.org/schedule