When: April 13, 2012
Where: Mendocino County, Van Damme State Park
Whale Watching at Van Damme State Park
Meeting place for leaderless carpooling: 8:30 a.m. at Denny’s Restaurant, Ukiah, (Perkins and Hwy 101) Alternate meeting place: 10 a.m. Van Damme State Park, ocean side of Hwy 1. Leader David LaFollette will guide you north about a mile on the California Coastal Trail to a good view point where it is hoped we will see migrating gray whales as well as other animals and points of interest. Last year, the group saw 10 whales, so we hope for good luck again this year! Bring a lunch, drinking water, layers of clothing, and wear hiking boots or sturdy shoes with good traction. We’ll return to Van Damme parking about 2:00 p.m.
Steady rain or weather that obscures the water will cancel this walk.
Learn more about the annual migration of the whale.
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About Our Day Hikes
Day hikes along the route of the California Coastal Trail are a popular part of Coastwalk California’s mission. Day hikes offer an enjoyable and educational way to learn about segments of the Coastal Trail. Led by experienced local volunteers and Coastwalk members, the hikes vary from county to county and season to season, and are offered on an irregular basis as volunteers come forth to lead them.
As much as possible Coastwalk California partners with other organizations and associations located along the 15 coastal counties to offer day hikes, since local knowledge makes outings special. Coastwalk is also interested in telling its readers, members and friends about coastal zone day hikes and volunteer service days offered by our trail partners and other coastal organizations, to encourage wider participation.
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