All Photos by Garrick Ramirez
Say “Auld Lang Syne” to holiday indulgences and start the New Year fresh with an inspiring hike in a beautiful setting. On January 1st, state parks throughout the country will ring in 2016 with First Day Hikes, a fourth annual program that offers free, guided hikes to all. Below, we’ve assembled a guide to outings being offered in Santa Cruz County. Hikes vary in length and rigor but all are designed with families in mind. So add a warm jacket and some outdoor gear to your holiday list and hit the trails with us on New Years Day.
Photo Courtesy of Mount Hermon Redwood Canopy Tours
I am standing on a crowded wooden platform, over 100 feet up, in the branches of a “baby” Redwood tree, and I’m terrified. An extremely talkative tour guide is telling me there’s nothing to worry about, “It’s nice and easy.” But that seems much easier said than done when I’m gazing down at the gully below, lush and scenic as it may be, and at the thin zip line stretching before me.
Photo Courtesy of Fox 8 ClevelandIt's been decided. On February 7, 2016, the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers are heading to Super Bowl 50 in the Bay Area! The landmark game takes place at Levi’s Stadium, the new home of the 49ers and roughly 40 minutes from