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San Jose, California
May 6-8, 2011
Big Sur Retreat-Kirk Creek Campground
Monterey County
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Big Sur Retreat
At
Kirk Creek Campground
May 6-8, 2011

Field of Flowers, Trees and Beach

The Place

Big Sur, California Originally inhabited by the Esselen, Salinan and Ohlone Native Americans, Big Sur was first settled by the Spanish in the 1830s.

In 1542, Juan Cabrillo sailed past the forbidding Santa Lucia Range and wrote,
"There are mountains which seem to reach the heavens, and the sea beats on them."

Rolling Hills with High Peak in Distance

Spanning 200,00 acres of raw wilderness, these granite and marble peaks rise more than 5000 ft. above the Salinas Valley to the east and plunge west to the rugged Pacific shoreline.

Looking Down Tree Covered Divide to The Ocean

Friday's Hike:

We will drive 20 minutes South on Highway 1, 16.9 miles to the, Salmon Creek trailhead look for the sign on the left. Beautiful waterfalls, diverse plant life, serpentine, California’s state rock, wild flowers, coastal scrub, succulents and a good climb!

Level 3 - Miles 6.5 - Elevation 1340’-     Hostess Nancy S. -    Leave camp 2pm

View Looking Down Tree cobered Slopes to the Coast Line

Saturday's Hike:

We will leave directly from camp, "Vicente Flat" trailhead is right across Highway 1.
Spring welcomes a profusion of wildflowers and the coastal views are simply amazing! The trail winds us through canyons, climbs pastoral hilltops, into the redwood lined Hare Creek. Needless to say, "CAMERAS ARE A MUST!"

Level 3.5 - Miles 7.7 - Elevation 1670’ -     Hostess Nancy S. -    Leave camp 9am

Looking Down at the Coast Line

Directions:

Drive South Highway 101 to Jolon Rd. (Country Rd. G14) exit 17.8 miles south to the Mission Road junction. Turn right. on to Mission Rd. and drive 0.2 mi. to the Hunter Liggett Military Reservation ( be prepared to show your divers license and registration) In 2.9 miles turn left onto paved Nacimiento-Fergusson Road. 24.2 miles to Highway 1, turn right and left into campground.

Travel time from San Jose: 3 Hours 12 Minutes from Santa Cruz 2 Hours 55 Minutes

Close Up Of Blue Iris

Know Before You Go:

Camping is $10 per person,
8 people and 2 cars per campsite.
Extra parking at own risk on Hi.1.
Dress appropriately. Layers are suggested
Poison Oak will be in full abundance for both hikes.

Close Up Of Columbine

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