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February Full Moon Sunset Nature Hike & After-Party

February 16 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

$35

Photo of moon rising over Topa Topa Bluffs, February 2013, by Lanny Kaufer

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On Wednesday evening, February 16, from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m., I’ll lead a Full Moon Sunset Herb Walk to a vista point above the Ojai Valley where we can watch the simultaneous sunset and moonrise. The sun will set at about 5:30 p.m. and the full moon will rise at about 6:10 p.m., giving us a nice window of time to take it all in. Following the walk is an optional “after-party” at the Ojai Valley Brewery for delicious food and local herb-infused beers and non-alcoholic beverages.

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

Coastal Sagebrush
Toyon
Horehound
Elderberry and
Purple Sage

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 Park-and-Ride lot between 6:45 and 7:00 p.m.

Then at 7:00 p.m. you’re invited to join me and Rondia on Bryant Street at Ojai Valley Brewery’s outdoor dining area where brewmaster Jeremy Haffner and his staff will be pouring his amazing locally-sourced beers and ales. Food will be available. Details to follow on that.

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. Light rain will not cancel. Heavy rain will.

Due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases we will return to the 2020-21 safety protocol including masks, distancing and digital temperature checks on arrival.

Please use the REGISTER button at top or bottom of this page to sign up before clicking on the PayPal link at bottom of the page to secure your space. The PayPal cost includes their fee. If you prefer, you may request instructions for mailing in a check for $35/person.

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Details

Date:
February 16
Time:
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
$35
HerbWalks.com

Organizer

Lanny Kaufer
Phone:
8056466281
Email:
register@herbwalks.com
View Organizer Website

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