Sunday, January 4, 2015

MCAS, CNPS, and Sierra Club Field Trip @ Lopez Lake, Feb.1st

Sunday, February 1st, 9 am, Lopez Lake.

Join Morro Coast Audubon, California Native Plant Society, and Sierra Club on a bird and plant walk. Expect to hike about 4 miles with a 200 foot elevation gain. We will be looking for waterfowl, which should be plentiful and visible along the trail, as well as an abundance of early spring flowers. A continuation hike to the top of the Duna Vista lookout is an option. 

Directions: From Arroyo Grande, follow the signs towards Lopez Lake. After crossing the dam, but before entering Lopez Lake County Park, turn right on Hi Mountain Road and proceed 0.8 miles to the junction of Upper Lopez Canyon Road. Bear left on Canyon Road and proceed 3.6 miles to the old entrance of the Boy Scout Camp (now closed). At this point, park along the side of the road. Restrooms are available. No day use fees will be charged as parking is outside of the fee area. Bring water and snacks, and dress in layers for changing weather. 

A hat, sunscreen, and sturdy shoes are recommended. For more information, call Bill at (805) 459-2103 or email:bill.waycott@gmail.com. Rain or the threat of rain cancels.