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February Full Moon Sunset Nature Hike & After-Party at Ojai Valley Brewery

February 24 @ 4:30 pm - 7:15 pm

$35

Photo of full moon rising over Topa Topa Bluffs by Carla Cahill

Please use the REGISTER button at top or bottom of this page to sign up before clicking on the PayPal link at the bottom of this page to secure your space. The PayPal cost includes their fee. If you prefer, when you register you may request instructions for mailing a check for $35/person. Once registered you will receive a confirmation email with directions, what to bring, etc.

If the event sells out, PayPal will not accept your payment. You will see a message that says this event “is not available at this time” and you will be returned to this page. If that happens, be sure to click on the REGISTER button below to sign up for the waiting list. If spaces become available they will be filled based on date and time of waiting list signup.
Cancellation policy: I will refund your payment if you notify me up to 72 hours (3 days) before the start of the event. After that I will make every effort to fill your space (and I’m usually successful) but cannot guarantee.

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On Saturday evening, February 24, from 4:30 to 7:15 p.m., my wife Rondia and I will lead a Full Moon Sunset Nature Hike to a vista point above the Ojai Valley where we can watch the simultaneous sunset and full moonrise. The sun will set and the full moon will rise at about 6:30 p.m., giving us a nice window of time to take it all in.  Following the hike is an optional “after-party” at the Ojai Valley Brewery. Read more about that below.

Registrants will receive instructions on where to park. From the trailhead we’ll gradually hike about 1.5 miles on a well used dirt road with gradual elevation gain (and some uneven footing in places) to the vista point, stopping along the way to meet some valuable native plants including:

California Buckwheat
Blue Elderberry
Wild Horehound
Black & Purple Sage
Coastal Sagebrush
Toyon
Yucca and
Prickly-Pear

After witnessing the setting of the sun and rising of the moon, we’ll walk back to the trailhead by remaining daylight, moonlight, and flashlight, returning to the trailhead at about 7:15.

The After-Party: Then at 7:30 p.m. you’re invited to join me and Rondia on Bryant Street at Ojai Valley Brewery’s heated outdoor dining area where brewmaster Jeremy Haffner and his staff will be pouring his amazing locally-sourced beers, ales. stouts and non-alcoholic beverages. They usually have a food truck onsite on Saturday. If it’s not there for some reason, Rondia will bring chili for our group to share.

Jeremy’s brews change with the seasons and reflect the plants of Ojai. Three staples you’re likely to find on his list any time of year are Sugar Bush IPA, brewed with wild local Ojai “Sugar Bush” Sumac; White Pixie Ale, brewed with Pixie tangerine zests and orchard blossoms; and an amazing Chaparral Ale flavored and bittered with White and Black Sage and local Sagebrush instead of the usual Hops. Jeremy describes it as “built to mimic the scent on Shelf Road.” That’s where we’ll be walking! Non-alcoholic offerings also change with the seasons and may include an Elderflower-Blackberry Spritzer.

REGISTRATION INFO:
The cost for the hike is $35/person. Senior, student and child discounts are available by request. Paid registrants will receive a confirmation email a few days prior to the event with all necessary info, including what to bring, weather forecast, and directions to the trailhead. Afterwards, they also will receive a follow-up email with a list of all plants and wildlife seen.

No dogs or smoking, please.

MY WEATHER POLICY: Walks and hikes will go on RAIN OR SHINE unless there is a steady downpour on the morning of the event, probability of thunderstorm, or a solid forecast of either the day before. Light rain or drizzle will not result in cancellation on my part. I will update registrants by email and text, as needed, and issue refunds if I need to cancel because of the weather.

Please use the REGISTER button at top or bottom of this page to sign up before clicking on the PayPal link at the bottom of this page to secure your space. The PayPal cost includes their fee. If you prefer, when you register you may request instructions for mailing a check for $35/person. Once registered you will receive a confirmation email with directions, what to bring, etc.

If the event sells out, PayPal will not accept your payment. You will see a message that says this event “is not available at this time” and you will be returned to this page. If that happens, be sure to click on the REGISTER button below to sign up for the waiting list. If spaces become available they will be filled based on date and time of waiting list signup.
Cancellation policy: I will refund your payment if you notify me up to 72 hours (3 days) before the start of the event. After that I will make every effort to fill your space (and I’m usually successful) but cannot guarantee.

REGISTER

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Details

Date:
February 24
Time:
4:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Cost:
$35
Website:
HerbWalks.com

Venue

Ojai
Ojai, California United States

Organizer

Lanny Kaufer
Phone
8056466281
Email
register@herbwalks.com
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