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August 11 @ 1:00 pm - August 12 @ 4:00 pm

Castle Rock State Park: In Pursuit of Perseids Backpacking Trip

Castle Rock State Park
15000 Skyline Blvd
Los Gatos, CA 95033 United States

August 11, 2020 - August 12, 2020
Starts at 1:00 pm and ends at 4:00 pm

In Pursuit of Perseids: Castle Rock State Park (August 11 – 12, 2020) LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE – REGISTRATION OPENS FEB. 1, 2020 Enjoy a mesmerizing backpacking trip under the stars. Scheduled around the annual Perseids meteor shower, this journey through Castle Rock enables you to view shooting stars in the quiet and darkness of the backcountry. Perseids are only clearly seen every other year due to a full moon, and this trip includes camping far away from any city lights. While the highlight of this exploration is the meteor shower, daylight brings panoramic ocean and mountain views. Telescopes and treats are provided as everyone stays up past midnight for this unique event. Trip fee is $175. A Professional Will Guide the Way A California State Naturalist will guide you through Castle Rock’s backcountry, sharing the natural wonders of the area and the unique history of the park. Our experts are Wilderness First Responder-certified, California Naturalist-certified and have many years of experience leading backcountry overnight and day hikes interpreting the natural and cultural history of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Based on their experience, you can expect to hear great stories and have fun along the way. Additionally, the naturalists provide expertise and guidance in backpacking set up, equipment and logistics. Registration Online registration for a limited number of backpacking spots opens February 1, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. Participation is open to adults 18 or over and children ages 13 to 17 accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information, email backpacking@parks.ca.gov, or call 831.278.0195.

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