Events of this weekend will spotlight storytellers, park history, special children’s performers and the tradition of spinning a yarn beside the evening fire. South Bay Storytellers will present the campfire program on Saturday night. THIS WEEKENDS ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:
Footsteps of the Founders: Saturday, July 28 at 12:00 noon
This moderate five-mile, four-hour loop walk will take you back in time to the origins of our oldest state park. Discover the redwoods and other treasures that inspired the movement to save the trees. Docent Doreen Devorah will share stories of the park’s first human inhabitants, pioneering homesteaders and early redwood conservationists. We’ll pass historical places of interest and enjoy views of Slippery Rock and Sempervirens Falls. Meet at Park Headquarters.
Big Basin “Nature Tails”: Saturday, July 28 at 4:30 pm
A world of animal songs and stories presented for children of all ages by local storytellers. Meet at the Campfire Center.
Storytellers’ Showcase Campfire!: Saturday, July 28 at 7:00 pm
Sit back and experience an old-fashioned evening steeped in the oral tradition, as our guest storytellers weave their yarns in our historic amphitheater. Meet at the Campfire Center. The evening begins with fire lighting and marshmallow roasting at 7:00, and storytelling at 7:30.
Shadowbrook Stroll: Sunday, July 29 at 12:00 noon
Join docent Doreen Devorah as she guides you on a less-traveled trail that takes you by Union Creek, to the Sempervirens Falls and back through the redwoods. This is a four-mile, 3.5-hour hike. Bring water and good hiking shoes. Rain cancels. Meet at Park Headquarters.