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Sky Island Trail Spring Wildflower Hike with Larry Hendrickson, Saturday, May 16th

On Saturday, May 16th from 9am-Noon join naturalist, wildflower expert and state parks specialist Larry Hendrickson for a special spring wildflower hike of the Volcan Mountain Foundation'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, May 15th 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.