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CASPBA: A Trek Through Time
September 14, 2017 - September 17, 2017
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
Starting in Butano State Park, this 3 night, 4 day trip explores relatively unknown portions of the backcountry in the Santa Cruz Mountains before touring the iconic, must see spots of Big Basin. Adventurers will travel through chaparral-covered ridgelines, moss-lined waterfalls and lush old-growth redwood groves. A strenuous day hike to Mount McAbee rewards you with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, and provides a twist to the Butano and Beyond Expedition.
September 14-17 (Thursday through Sunday)
Starting Location: Butano State Park Kiosk
Ending Location: Waddell State Beach
Total Mileage: approximately 32 miles
Day 1: Butano State Park to Butano Trail Camp; approximately 4.5 miles
Day 2: Butano Trail Camp to Sunset Trail Camp; approximately 10 miles
Day 3: Day hike to Mt. McAbee: approximately 9.5 miles
Day 4: Sunset Trail Camp to Waddell State Beach; approximately 8 miles
For more information, please visit the webpage: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=28505