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New group description as of August 2019:

Formerly known as the "Capitola-Aptos Hiking" group, this group has expanded and now includes many activities in addition to hiking. While events will generally be located in the Santa Cruz and Monterey Bay areas, we'll go further afield for some activities. Hikes will vary from easy to more difficult (read the descriptions!) and be on the weekends with occasional mid-week or evening hikes. In addition to hiking, we'll have dinners, bowling, Giants games, winter skiing, etc. (the "& more"!)

I encourage members to message me with ideas. I am also looking for additional event hosts.

Upcoming events (2)

Santa Cruz Lighthouse to Lighthouse 5-6 miles flat + optional Lobster Dinner

Come take a brisk walk along the ocean. We will start at the Santa Cruz Surfer Museum (it’s a lighthouse) and walk past the wharf, along the boardwalk, cross over the San Lorenzo River Railroad Bridge and head out to the Walton Lighthouse. On the way back those who want to have the lobster dinner will stop at the Ideal Bar and Grill for their Lobster Dinner Special (or many other food options) before returning to our starting point at the Surfer Museum. Those who aren't participating in the dinner can walk directly back to the start. The walk without dinner should take about 2 - 2 1/2 hours. Parking: Lots C & D are across the street from the museum and are a few minutes walk away. There is also another parking lot just past the museum on the right heading from downtown. Leave plenty of time to find parking. Bathrooms are located between Lots C & D *********NOTE: If you are staying for dinner, the C & D lots are only good thru sunset - there are 20 spots across from D on the ocean side that are good until midnight. There is also parking till midnight on Pelton Ave. Carpooling: Recommended, as lots tends to fill up quickly. Ideal Bar and Grill Link: https://www.idealbarandgrill.com/ Live Maine Lobster Special from ideal bar and grill website: "Wednesday Nights after 5pm Available year round every Wednesday night after 5pm. The entire lobster served with rice pilaf for just $16.95. Make it a surf & turf and add a New York steak +$12 or Filet Mignon +$10. Best deal in town!" Note: 6:30 pm end time is for those that skip dinner Dinner will be at 6:00 pm

Medium Expectations Bowling

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This is a very casual bowling group with many scores less than 100. If you happen to be a ringer and are shooting for 200 point games, you are very welcome as well. We had pretty good scores today - so we decided to change the name from low expectations to medium expectations!😀 Sub 100 bowlers are still very welcome! Normal costs are $4.29 per game but before 5pm midweek it's half price! Shoes are $4.00 There is parking in the lot at the corner of 1st Street & Cliff Street (right next to the bowling alley). If there is an attendant in the parking lot, just tell them you are bowling.

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Low Expectations Bowling

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