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San Jose, California
July 30, 2011
Land Of Medicine Buddha
Santa Cruz County
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Land Of Medicine Buddha
July 30, 2011
10:00 AM

Creek Path

The Place

The Land Of Medicine Buddha embodies the essence of spirituality. It is a Center devoted to the transmission of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition and values through teaching, meditation and community service. Bordering Nisene Marks State Park, it encompasses miles of pristine trails along creekside redwood canyons, oak groves and dense redwood forest.

Creek

Walking the Walk

At 6 miles and a 500 foot elevation change, its not a level 1, but it is much less intense than some of the hikes weve done lately. We will meet at the Memorial Shrine and hike down to Bates Creek. From there we will hike up through Grover Gulch to the Ridge Trail, where we will have our meeting. After the meeting we will hike down through the Enchanted Forest onto the middle of the eight verses trail and back to the Memorial Shrine.

Sun Lit Path

Wearing layers is recommended since cold fog is not uncommon this time of year. Also, due to late season rains, mosquitoes can be abundant, so remember to bring bug spray.

Level 2.5 - Miles 6 - Elevation 500'          Host: Di & John R. (831) 426-0262

Fallen Log

Directions:

From San Jose: Take Highway 17 to Santa Cruz merging onto Hwy 1 South towards Watsonville. From Hwy 1 take the Porter Street/Bay Avenue exit using the middle lane. Go left under the freeway and turn right at the second stop light on Main Street. Continue on Main Street until it merges into Glenhaven Road.
From the merging point go another 1/2 mile to Prescott Road and go right (sign can be difficult to see). Land of Medicine Buddha is about 1 mile at the end of Prescott Road. Cross a wood bridge and go left into Land of Medicine Buddha towards the Memorial Shrine.
Do not turn right towards the office and main buildings but continue forward and few yards to the "One Way" sign driving up the hill. At the top of the hill turn left and stay left until reaching the Memorial Shrine.

Travel time from San Jose: 90 Minutes

Prayer Flag

Know Before You Go:

Parking $5.00
Dogs are allowed, on a leash
Restrooms at The Parking Lot
Fog is common this time of year Plan accordingly and dress in layers.
Mosquitoes can be abundant, so remember to bring bug repellant spray

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