Author Archives: Elise Fleishman

Elise joined California State Parks in 2014 as a park interpreter in the Santa Cruz area, and she is the administrative coordinator for California State Parks Backpacking Adventures. She is an endlessly curious lover of the sciences and our natural world.

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If the Santa Cruz Mountains could speak….


Experience the Santa Cruz Mountains like you never have before with your own professional California State Parks backcountry naturalists. Hike through fields of wildflowers, gaze at sweeping vistas, sleep under tranquil ancient redwoods, drink teas sourced from native plants, and Continued