Hike leaders Stuart Moskowitz and Richard Gienger will take participants from the Mattole River to the ridge top and back to the Mattole for a total of four miles. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy along the ridge top, where Moskowitz and Gienger will share stories about the community’s historic efforts to preserve different areas of this forest, including the 2,000 year old Big Red, which sparked the creation of Sanctuary Forest in 1987.
Meet at 9 a.m. at the Sanctuary Forest office. Wear sturdy walking or hiking shoes, and bring plenty of water. Hikers should be prepared for a rigorous, mostly uphill adventure on uneven terrain - there is also a very steep, slippery downhill section towards the end.
The hike is free of charge, though donations are gladly accepted and help Sanctuary Forest offer this program year after year. For questions or clarifications, contact Marisa at email@example.com, or call 986-1087 extension 1#. They hope to see you there.
Support from volunteers and local businesses have made this program possible for Sanctuary Forest. Local
Sanctuary Forest is a land trust whose mission is to conserve the Mattole River watershed and surrounding areas for wildlife habitat and aesthetic, spiritual and intrinsic values, in cooperation with our diverse community.
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A four-mile hike to Big Red will take place on Sunday with Sanctuary Forest representatives.