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Sky Island Trail Hike with VMF Education Coordinator, Kathleen Beck on Saturday, April 25th from 9am-Noon

On Saturday, April 25th from 9am-Noon, join the Volcan Mountain Foundation’s Education Coordinator, Kathleen Beck for a hiking exploration of VMF’s Sky Island Trail located at the upper ‘mile-high’ property.

Approximately 1.5 miles long, the trail is an easy ascent starting among ancient pines, oaks and firs, and finishing with spectacular 300 degree views of the county’s mountains and coast.  The newly completed James Hubbell-designed, and Bill Porter-built Sky Scope affords visitors focused views of the Volcan Mountain range, it’s adjacent watersheds and regional peaks.  Past the gated access, on the drive up to the trailhead, participants will make a brief stop to visit a part of Ironside Springs, the headwaters of Santa Ysabel Creek, and experience a mixed conifer forest similar to that found in parts of Northern California, and rarely seen in San Diego County.

This free activity is appropriate for ages 5 and up accompanied by a responsible adult.  Space is limited.  Due to the gated entry, please RSVP to VMF Education Coordinator, Kathleen Beck by Friday, April 24th at 760-518-3273 or VMFEducation@VolcanMt.org, and plan to arrive between 8:45 and 8:55.  Meet at entryway to VMF’s Volcan Mountain Nature Center (22850 Volcan Road)—located at the gate at the beginning of Volcan Road (very end of Farmer Road).

Visit the Volcan Mountain Foundation's website at www.VolcanMt.org for ongoing updates of events and activities on and around Volcan Mountain.