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Potrero John Creek Nature Hike
May 22, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm$45
Are you ready to immerse yourself in wild nature? Join me Sunday, May 22, for a Nature Hike on Potrero John Creek, deep in the Sespe Wilderness of the Los Padres National Forest. Beginning at 9 a.m., a 20-mile car caravan will take us from Ojai to the trailhead. We’ll return to Ojai around 3 p.m. Starting our hike at an elevation of 3700 feet, we’ll meet a diverse group of plants representing the upper Chaparral and Riparian Woodland plant communities of Southern California. This will be an easy-to-moderate hike of about 3 miles round-trip with sections of mild elevation gain and a few short creek crossings. We’ll stop often to identify edible, medicinal, and otherwise useful plants. We can expect to see a number of plants not found at lower elevations, including Bigcone Douglas-Fir, Incense-Cedar, Yerba Santa, Mariposa Lily, Giant Stinging Nettle, and others.
Please note: The hike will go on RAIN OR SHINE with the exception of a heavy downpour that morning and/or a forecast of an 80-100% chance of heavy rain that day. Chance of thunderstorms will cancel. No dogs or smoking, please.
This hike is presented under a Special Use Permit from the U. S. Forest Service for guides and outfitters in the Los Padres National Forest.
The cost for the hike is $45/person. After the hike, participants will receive an email with a complete list of all plants that are identified as well as other info. Please use the REGISTER button at top or bottom of this page to sign up before clicking on the PayPal button to secure your space. The PayPal price includes their fee. If you prefer, you may pay by check for $45/person. Add a comment to the REGISTER form to request info on check payment.
My 2021 book, Medicinal Herbs of California, will be available at the meeting place in the morning for sale and signing.
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