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San Jose, California
January 27, 2007
Jacks Peak
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January 27, 2007

Jacks Peak 

 Monterey County

The Place

        Jacks Peak was an island in the Miocene Period. We will see numerous marine fossils in the shale deposits at 1000’! Take time to enjoy the spectacular views of Monterey and Carmel Bays, as well as Pt. Lobos. Jacks Peak is home to one of 3 native Monterey Pine groves left in the United States.

This is designed to be an easy, fun hike with breathtaking views! Encourage MBCNA II convention attendees to participate in Wild Recovery!

Getting There

        DIRECTIONS: From San Jose take US 101 south to SR 156 west (“Monterey Peninsula”). Merge onto SR 1 south in Castroville. Continue to SR 68 towards Salinas. At the 2nd light, turn right on Olmstead Rd. (at the airport). Continue on Olmstead 1 mi. to Jacks Peak Rd. Turn left and continue to park entrance. Turn right to the Jacks Peak parking lot.

Drive Time 1 Hour 15 minutes - Parking $4 - Dogs allowed on leash

Walking the Walk

        (Level 1 - Miles: 2.2 - Elevation 500')  Skyline Nature Trail to the Iris Trail, back to the Jacks Peak Trail(near parking lot) to the summit, where we will have our meeting. After the meeting, continue on the Jacks Peak Trail back to the Skyline Nature Trail to get to the Coffeeberry Trail. Continue on Coffeeberry Trail to the Lower Ridge Trail. Take the Lower Ridge Trail to the Pine Trail and back to the parking lot. 


Know Before You Go

        Hazards: Fossils, plants, etc. are protected. No souvenirs! Poison Oak and ticks are present. We will be hiking in mountain lion territory. Fog is common.

        What to bring: Sunscreen, insect repellant, long pants, proof of vaccinations for pets.  Dress in layers. 

Drive Time 1 Hour 15 minutes - Parking $4 - Dogs allowed on leash

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