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hikers at don edwards wildlife reserve

 

Steve's Nature OutsideHikes and workshops are open to everyone free of charge.

This page is updated monthly.  New hikes may be scheduled between hikes already on the calendar.

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August 2017

Crafts in the Outdoors:  Beginning Leatherwork
August 12, 2017 (10:00 AM – 12:30 PM)
Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge,
Environmental Education Center, San Jose
Doing crafts outdoors is a wonderful experience! Make and decorate (tool) a small patch for your backpack or
clothing made from vegetable tanned leather. Learn how Bay Area residents used the tanoak tree for food and for
making leather. This family-friendly program lets you have fun crafting your own leather item.
Bring water, snacks, and appropriate clothing. This program runs rain or shine.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Register at: EventBrite
Questions? Call Hope: 408-262-5513 ext.104

 

 

Hike to Ocean View Summit

A group of hikers walk inside a Redwood hollowed by fire.

Hikers walk inside a Redwood hollowed by fire.

August 19, 2017  (10:00 AM – 2:30 PM)
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Escape the crowds on this 6-mile loop through shaded forest to a hilltop view of the coast.  Join me as we climb the Meteor Trail through the trees, gaining 600 feet before emerging at Ocean View Summit.  After a relaxed lunch we descend back into the forest and return to headquarters.

Bring at least one liter of water, lunch, snacks, and appropriate clothing. This hike runs rain or shine.  Meet at Park Headquarters. 

 

 

September 2017

Hike to Buzzard’s Roost
September 2, 2017  (10:00 AM – 2:30 PM)
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Develop your hiking muscles with this challenging 5-mile round trip to Buzzard’s Roost.  Join me for a hike to a dramatic rock formation with a commanding view of the park.  We gain 1,200 feet in elevation on the way up.  After a relaxed lunch on the rocks, we return to headquarters.  Bring at least one liter of water, lunch, snacks, and appropriate clothing.  Rain cancels.  Meet at Park Headquarters. 
 

 

Make a Deerskin Pouch
The pouch in its natural habitat.September 23, 2017 (10:00 AM – 12:00 PM)
Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge,
Environmental Education Center, San Jose
Learn the skills needed to fashion your own deerskin pouch. We will make small pouches together to hone our skills. We’ll lace our pouches and add decorative beads. Deerskin is luxurious to the touch and buttery soft. But it is surprisingly tough and abrasion resistant. It feels cool in summer and warm in winter. It is lightweight and breathable. And deerskin stays soft even after getting wet repeatedly.
Enrollment is limited. Minimum 12 years of age to participate.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Register at:  Registration opens 30 days before program
Questions? Call Hope: 408-262-5513 ext.104

 

October 2017

How to Hike
Yosemite High Country

October 7, 2017 (10:00 AM – 12:00 PM)
Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge,
Environmental Education Center, San Jose
Do you dream of romping through the wilderness, reveling in the freedom of the hills? Then hiking is for you! This class covers the basics of hiking: gear, clothing, trip planning, food, navigation, safety, and local destinations. Appropriate for all ages. 
REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Register at:  Registration opens 30 days before program
Questions? Call Hope: 408-262-5513 ext.104

 

November 2017

Crafts in the Outdoors:  Beginning Leatherwork
November 4, 2017 (10:00 AM – 12:30 PM)
Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge,
Environmental Education Center, San Jose
Doing crafts outdoors is a wonderful experience! Make and decorate (tool) a small patch for your backpack or clothing made from vegetable tanned leather. Learn how Bay Area residents used the tanoak tree for food and for making leather. This family-friendly program lets you have fun crafting your own leather item.
Bring water, snacks, and appropriate clothing. This program runs rain or shine.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Register at: Registration opens 30 days before program
Questions? Call Hope: 408-262-5513 ext.104

 

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