When: Sun., Aug. 18, 9 a.m. 2013
Join Sanctuary Forest on Sunday, August 18 for the Big Red: Ancient Redwood hike! This is an exciting opportunity to explore a section of virgin, Mattole headwaters forest, untouched by logging and rarely entered by humans. There are no trails, paths or markers, and guided hikes are the only safe way for the public to see this forest and visit Big Red. 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 4 miles. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy along the ridge top, where Stuart & Richard 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 x 1#. Hope to see you there!