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Elephant Seal Hike - General

Karen Kao, kaokaren007@gmail.com

Saturday, February 16, 2013 from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM (PST)

Pescadero, CA

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Join us to see the elephant seals of Ano Nuevo. 


"..Perhaps the most compelling attraction for human visitors to Año Nuevo State Reserve is the large colony of northern elephant seals that assembles here each winter. So named because of their large size and long pendulous noses on the males. These large animals spend most of their lives at sea, coming ashore only to molt, to give birth, and to mate. Males battle for mates on the beaches.  Females give birth to their pups on the dunes.  Prime seal pup birth months are January/February..." www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=1115

This is a strenuous 3-mile hike over sand dunes guided by a  docent. 2.5 hours. 

Tickets:  The guided walk takes place rain or shine.  Children under 3 are free.  No ticket exchanges or refunds for cancellations, no shows or late arrivals. 

Parking:   $10.

What to Bring:  Winter weather is extremely unpredictable.  Be prepared for windy, rainy conditions, as well as muddy trails.  Wear a warm jacket, layered clothing, and sturdy shoes.   Rain gear is strongly advised. 

Bring only bottled water for drinking on the trail. You may bring a snack/ lunch for before or after the walk.

OK to bring cameras or binoculars. No pets, umbrellas or baby strollers.

Location: Ano Nuevo State Park, 1 New Year's Creek Road, Pescadero, CA  94060, (650) 879.2025.  The park  is located 20 miles north of Santa Cruz; 35 miles south of Half Moon Bay off of U.S. Route 1.  It is a 1.5 hour drive south of San Francisco.  Allow extra time during rainy weather.  (Landmark:  6.7  miles south of Pigeon Point Lighthouse.)  Meeting point: picnic tables adjacent to  white farmhouse, a short trail hike from parking lot.

Meal: Picnic after event.  Feel free to bring a picnic lunch for after the tour. We can chat  and eat at the picnic tables or on Cove Beach a short distance away. 

Co-hosts:

Oksana Yuzefovich, oyuzefovich@yahoo.com, (609) 397-5358

Danielle Adams

Karen Kao, kaokaren007@gmail.com



Have questions about Elephant Seal Hike - General? Contact Karen Kao, kaokaren007@gmail.com

When & Where


Ano Nuevo State Preserve
1 New Year's Creek Road
Pescadero, CA 94060

Saturday, February 16, 2013 from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM (PST)


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  News and Updates
2013-02-15 13:47:20
Tomorrow! Seal hike! Good weather. 60 degrees. Foggy. Dress in layers for sun, wind, cold. Bring water bottle. Good weather means beach traffic. Please factor In extra 30 minutes travel time. 11:30 am sharp! meet by white barn a short walk from parking lot. Parking $10/car Wear Cornell red to find our group. Ask for leaders Danielle and Oksana. Picnic after hike In brevity, Karen ( in absentia) Danielle Oksana Please forgive iPhone typos.

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