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Explore Local Mining History

October 8 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

| $10

A Santa Clara County Park Interpreter will lead us on a four–mile, round–trip hike. Learn about the mining history that helped to shape the landscape of historic Almaden Quicksilver County Park. This park is a National Historic District because of its ruins from more than 130 years of mining. We start at the Woods Road entrance and walk gradually uphill (300-foot elevation change), visiting the rotary furnace that produced more than a million flasks of mercury. We leisurely hike down to the ruins at English Camp, where we will enjoy a social lunch, and an optional tour around the ruins, before heading back.  Picnic lunch is included.

To register, please visit: http://www.bayareaolderadults.org/2014-bao-hikes  and scroll down to hike 10.  Sponsored by Bay Area Older Adults, a nonprofit organization that improves the health and well-being of adults age 50+.

Details

Date:
October 8
Time:
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Cost:
$10
Event Category:
Website:
http://www.bayareaolderadults.org/2014-bao-hikes
 

Venue

Almaden Quicksilver County Park
San Jose,

Organizer

Bay Area Older Adults
Phone:
408-774-0593
Email:
Website:
www.bayareaolderadults.org