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Founders’ Day Special Event

September 30 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Free

Timeline Tree: Changing Times among the Ageless Giants
9am to 5 pm (all day, walk by anytime)
Come walk along a downed 100-foot redwood tree and read about the stories of change in the forest where time appears to stop. The timeline describes events in words and pictures of Big Basin over the last century…and more. Some were grand occasions, others mundane details…together, the stops along this path tell a fascinating story of the oldest state park in California. The timeline is along the Redwood Loop Trail, across from Park Headquarters.

Outlook from Mt. McAbee
10am
Join Docent Hal Anjo on a hike to McAbee Outlook. We will stop at the top and enjoy the lovely ocean views, returning through a beautiful old-growth redwood forest. Learn about the different habitats as you watch the environment change as we climb and enjoy the view. Difficulty level is moderate. The hike is six miles and about three and a half hours. Bring plenty of water, snacks and good hiking shoes. Meet at Park Headquarters.

Redwood Loop Walk
11am and 2pm
How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll through a magnificent old-growth redwood forest. Meet the famous Mother Tree, the Father of the Forest and the incredible Chimney Tree on this 90-minute walk. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Meet at Park Headquarters.

Big Basin Melodrama!
1pm
Celebrate Big Basin’s history! Watch a strolling play into the past on this easy, family friendly redwood loop trail and meet colorful characters from Big Basin’s past. Listen to the stories of a pioneering homesteader, an early conservationist, the first female ranger at Big Basin and more! This walk is a half-mile, 1.5-hour and is wheelchair and stroller friendly. Meet at Park Headquarters.

Special Junior Rangers Program: Old-Fashioned Children’s Games
3pm
Step back in time and play some old-fashioned children’s games. This one-hour program is for kids ages 7-12. Sorry parents, this program is for kids only! Please register your child at the Nature Lodge Museum 15 minutes before the program begins. Please be sure your child is dressed for active play in the outdoors.

Special Little Rangers: Old-Fashioned Children’s Games
4:30pm
This program is for children ages 3-6 and their families. Pretend, play, sing and explore! This half-hour program will introduce youngsters to the wonders of the redwood forest. Meet at the Nature Lodge.

Details

Date:
September 30
Time:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/Details/8852

Organizer

California State Parks
Email:
ellen.clark@parks.ca.gov
Website:
http://www.150.parks.ca.gov/

Venue

Big Basin: Park Headquarters
21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA 95006 United States
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Phone:
831-338-8883
Website:
http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=540