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CASPBA: A Night among the Ancients
June 3, 2017 - June 4, 2017$125
California State Parks Backpacking (CASPBA)
Who better to lead you through our parks than California State Park professionals? Travel from spectacular ridgelines, through old growth redwood forests, to sandy shores with our knowledgeable team of backcountry naturalists. Imagine if the Santa Cruz Mountains could speak, and the stories they could tell. We will share the secrets of this precious wilderness and give you a window into the lives of the people who lived here for thousands of years.
Registration opens Wednesday February 1, 2017 at 8 am
Explore Portola Redwoods State Park and beautiful Slate Creek, one of the secret jewels of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Just a few miles hike from the main parking lot, quiet Slate Creek campground will serve as a base of operations. From there adventurers will explore remote Peters Creek Redwood Grove, discovering spectacular 1000-year-old giants towering over them.
June 3-4 (Saturday through Sunday)
Starting Location: Portola Redwoods State Park Visitors Center
Ending Location: Portola Redwoods State Park Visitors Center
Total Mileage: approximately 13.5 miles
Day 1: Portola Redwoods Visitors Center to Slate Creek Trail Camp: approximately 3 miles
Day 2: Peters Creek Loop to Slate Creek Trail to Portola Redwoods Visitors Center: approximately 10.5 miles
For more information, please visit the webpage: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=28505