Join Dr. Dan Levitis on this approximately 2-mile fire recovery hike to celebrate the first annual California State Parks Week, (June 14-18) presented by California State Parks, Save the Redwoods League, Parks California and the California State Parks Foundation. Through special community events and in-person and virtual programming, this inaugural event celebrates California’s 279 state parks and the people who visit and help protect these iconic places.
Starting at the main parking lot, we’ll head up the continual incline of Lower Bald Mtn Trail, twice burned in the last five years. We will be assessing burned trees, learning how to interpret fire-affected landscapes and discussing why it happened and how to prepare for it happening again. We return down a rough, paved, continually descending road. Please wear sturdy footwear, and bring water and trekking poles if you typically use them. Free event but requires registration. Parking fees apply.