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Wheeler Gorge Nature Hike

February 10 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

$25

Please be sure to use the REGISTER link below or at the bottom of the page before clicking on the PayPal button to complete payment and secure your space. Note: Online payment includes a PayPal fee. If you prefer, when you register you can request instructions for mailing a payment of $25/person.

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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Please join me on Saturday, February 10, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for a nature hike on the Wheeler Gorge Nature Trail. This trail loop is less than 1 mile long and features a rushing mountain stream under a canopy of trees, long views of the surrounding mountains, and plenty of native plants for identifying, demonstrating and discussing their many uses by foragers, herbalists, and naturalists for food, herbal medicine, first aid, home remedies, survival, crafts, ceremony and more. This time of year we can expect to find Coast Live Oaks, White Alders, Indian Lettuce, Mugwort, California Blackberry, Black Sage, Canyon Pea, and Soap Plant, among many others. We will probably encounter mushrooms and other fungi. Poison Oak will also be identified (and avoided). Participants will receive an email afterwards with a plant list (including common and scientific names) and other useful notes.

Canyon Pea on Wheeler Gorge Nature Trail, February 2022

Trailside discussion will include sustainable foraging, Chumash plant uses, and other topics generated by the participants. This is designated as a “nature hike” rather than an  “herb walk” because the trail includes some short but steep inclines with stretches of rocky footing. Rocks may be slippery if it has rained recently. Good balance and hiking shoes are required.

We will meet at Maricopa Plaza parking lot in Ojai at 9:45 a.m. for a 10:00 a.m. caravan/carpool to the trailhead. We’ll walk for two hours beginning at 10:30 and return to Maricopa Plaza by approximately 1:00 p.m. An optional visit to the Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center on the way back to town is also possible. The cost for all ages of participants is $25. Please email me if you have questions about bringing children.

Please note: The hike will take place RAIN OR SHINE unless there is a steady downpour that morning or a forecast of thunderstorms. Registrants will be updated, if needed, by text and/or email.

This event in the Los Padres National Forest is presented under a Special Use Permit from the U. S. Forest Service for wilderness outfitters and guides.

Before the walk, at the caravan meeting place, I will have my mobile bookstore on display, including copies of my book, Medicinal Herbs of California, available for sale and signing.

Please be sure to use the REGISTER link below or at the bottom of the page before clicking on the PayPal button to complete payment and secure your space. Note: Online payment includes a PayPal fee. If you prefer, when you register you can request instructions for mailing a payment of $25/person.

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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Details

Date:
February 10
Time:
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cost:
$25

Organizer

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

Venue

Maricopa Plaza for caravan to trailhead
1207 Maricopa Hwy.
Ojai, CA 93023 United States
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