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CANCELLED: July Full Moon Sunset Nature Hike

July 23, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Photo of moon rising over Sulphur Mountain by Rochelle Castillo

Please use the REGISTER link at top or bottom of this page to sign up before securing space with the PayPal link.


On Friday evening, July 23, from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m., I’ll lead a Full Moon Sunset Nature Hike above the Ojai Valley where we can watch the sunset followed by the moonrise. We’ll gradually hike about 1.25 miles each way to a vista point with some elevation gain on a well-worn, dirt fire road with some uneven footing in places. Before sunset, we’ll stop along the way to meet some valuable edible and medicinal plants, possibly including:

Blue Elderberry
Black Walnut
Black & Purple Sage
Coastal Sagebrush

After witnessing the sunset and moonrise, we’ll walk back to the trailhead by remaining daylight, moonlight, and flashlight, returning to the trailhead at about 9:30 p.m.

The state reopened the full economy on June 15 and the County of Ventura told me I no longer need to have a COVID19 Prevention Plan in place. So I’m returning to business as usual, just requesting that unvaccinated participants wear a mask. Those who attest to being vaccinated do not need to wear one. I will not be checking vaccination cards. Of course, anyone who wishes to can wear a mask.

Rain or chance of thunderstorms will cancel the hike. No dogs or smoking, please.

The cost of the hike is $35. Please use the REGISTER button at top or bottom of this page to sign up before completing your payment with the PayPal button or personal check to secure your space. Please note: the PayPal payment will include their $1.32 fee. Once you register you will receive instructions to mail a check if you prefer not to use PayPal. Paid reservations are refundable up to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 20. After that, if I receive your cancellation with enough time to fill your space and I’m able to do so, you will receive a refund.

Paid registrants will receive a confirmation email prior to the hike with all necessary info, including weather forecast and parking directions.  They will also receive a follow-up email afterwards with a list of all plants and wildlife seen and other notes.

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 time of registration.



July 23, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Lanny Kaufer
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Shelf Road Trailhead at top of N. Signal St.
1300 N. Signal St.
Ojai, CA 93023
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