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Woodward Fire Ecology Walks - Level 2, Sky Trail

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Sky Trailhead Parking Lot

Limantour Rd

Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

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Intermediate Fire Ecology Walk - Join PRNSA docents on an educational journey through parts of the park most impacted by the Woodward Fire!

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This August marks the one-year anniversary of the 2020 Woodward Fire at the Point Reyes National Seashore. In recognition of the park staff who kept the Seashore safe and the donations that helped the habitats and species within our park recover, we welcome our Regeneration Fund supporters to join us in hiking within the fire zone. Our docents will take you on a journey through parts of the park most impacted by the fire: pointing out residual burn presence in certain habitats, explaining the importance of fire regrowth, describing Fire Management efforts within the park, and so much more!

The Sky Trail hike is our intermediate Fire Ecology Walk option—ideal for hikers who are looking for a short, heart-pumping hike, and who want to be immersed in the Woodward Fire burn area. The Sky Trail walk is expected to take 2.5 hours, cover 4.9 miles, and gain 683 feet of elevation. Although this hike’s terrain is primarily only slightly uphill and downhill, a steep 334 feet of elevation gain in the first 0.8 miles makes this a more challenging hike for those more interested in a more leisure pace. We will begin at the Sky Trailhead Parking Lot and travel along the Sky Trail, past the Sky Campground, and through the fire zone. If you are looking for an easier hike, please consider the Bear Valley fire walk. Likewise, if you’re interested in a more challenging hike, the Loop Trail fire walk might be perfect for you.

We are offering the Level 2 walks from 10am - 12:30pm on the following days. Please register for your preferred date:

  • Friday, August 20
  • Sunday, August 29

Details:

  • Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to check in
  • We have recently been able to resume programs, for your safety please view our new Covid-19 protocols below
  • Due to the popularity of these events and our limited capacity, registration is required online prior to the event in order to maintain class sizes. If you can no longer attend this event, please cancel your order as soon as possible to make room for others. To cancel your order click "View and Manage Your Order" on either your confirmation email or Eventbrite account and then proceed to cancel the order
  • Sales end 48 hours before the start date

What to Bring:

  • Mask (required at start)
  • Snacks
  • Sunscreen
  • Layers
  • Hiking Shoes
  • Full Water Bottle
  • Binoculars (Optional)
  • Camera (Optional)

COVID-19 PRNSA Guidelines: In accordance with Marin County guidelines for public health and safety, we will require all participants to respect the following COVID-19 procedures:

  • Perform a health self-check before coming to class using the CDC Symptoms of Coronavirus as a guide
  • Do not attend class if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, suspect you have been exposed to the virus, or are suffering from any other flu-like or respiratory illness
  • Participants exhibiting signs of respiratory illness may be asked to leave class

Location

Sky Trailhead Parking Lot

Limantour Rd

Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

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Organizer Point Reyes National Seashore Association

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