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December 17, 2015

Start the New Year with an Inspiring Hike

All Photos by Garrick RamirezAll 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.

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November 11, 2015

Santa Cruz Winter Wildlife Watch

Photo Courtesy of Giancarlo Thomae PhotographyPhoto Courtesy of Giancarlo Thomae Photography
Santa Cruz is known for its phenomenal wildlife viewing opportunities. Year 'round whale watching, birding and elephant seals, and seasonal monarch butterflies have put Santa Cruz County on the map for many nature enthusiasts. But from November through January there seems to be a crescendo of wildlife that make Santa Cruz a wintertime must-see!

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August 07, 2015

Fan Photo of the Week

Big Basin Camping - into.the.mystic_ "There's nothing quite like waking up in the trees!" - @into.the.mystic_
Tent camping, glamping, RVing, backpacking, Vanogon-ing - have you camped in Santa Cruz County? If not, it's time! Take a look at a couple photos shared by @into.the.mystic_ from their stay amongst the redwoods at Big Basin with their partner-in-travel rescue pup, Sky.

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July 17, 2015

Fan Photo of the Week

@mc_regs Skyline to the Sea Big Basin
The Skyline to the Sea Trail begins among the majestic redwoods of Big Basin and treks 14 miles through a wide variety of environments, waterfalls, many animals and lots of bird life, until you reach Waddell Beach.

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July 15, 2015

Put Your Best Foot Forward:  Santa Cruz County’s Top 5 Hikes

Photo courtesy of Expressive Photographics; ExpressivePhotographics.com Photo courtesy of Expressive Photographics; ExpressivePhotographics.com

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