1207 Maricopa Hwy
Ojai, CA 93023
Due to the overwhelming response to the April 8 hike at this venue,I have scheduled a second walk there so that no one has to miss it this spring.
I have been offered the opportunity to lead an Herb Walk on a beautiful private ranch in the Ojai mountains. One of the conditions is that I cannot divulge the location to the public. All I can say is that it’s a rare and special place where I have been longing to lead a walk for years. There are no public trails that allow access to this area. The land includes plants and features beyond what we usually encounter on my outings, including a renowned Mediterranean-climate botanic garden. A docent also will be present to share some of the rare exotic plants found on the property.
We will meet at Maricopa Plaza in Ojai for a carpool to reduce the number of cars on the private road. The travel time to the trailhead will be 15-20 minutes. There is an option to stay and enjoy your sack lunch in a beautiful setting. We will plan to arrive back at Maricopa Plaza by 12:30 or 1 p.m. for those not staying for lunch.
There is no pre-payment required to pre-register and add your name to the list. Once you are registered, I will send an email about a week prior with more details. If it is nearing capacity as it did on April 8, I will send out an email requesting payment by PayPal or check in order to guarantee your space. The cost is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors 62-up, and $10 for students 13-18. An additional $5/person donation by cash or check is requested by the nonprofit organization that manages the property to cover the costs associated with making the property accessible to visitors.
Filed under: on April 7th, 2017