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Uvas Canyon County Park (Morgan Hill) 
Sunday, November 07, 2021 10:00am
 
Contact Ken at (650) 591-8560 or email Dee Himes at dee4cnps[at]gmail.com

Join Ken and Dee Himes on a 3-4 mile hike in this mostly shady woodland of mixed evergreens including redwoods, madrones, sycamores, alders and big leaf maples. There are also isolated population of Oregon grape (Berberis nervosa) here, which is more commonly found north of the Golden Gate. We may see some fall color changes and remnants of fruits and capsules.

We’ll meet in the parking lot. The hike will be moderate in intensity, with an elevation gain of about 700 feet. We will walk at a fairly leisurely pace, stopping for lunch about halfway. Be sure to wear good hiking shoes. A walking stick could be useful. Bring lunch / snack and water. 

Space is limited. No drop-ins. RSVP is required on Meetup. Heavy rain cancels. For more information contact Ken at (650) 591-8560 or email Dee Himes at dee4cnps[at]gmail.com.

Reservation for Vehicle Day Pass: There is a $6 fee per car and you must make a reservation for a vehicle day pass prior to arrival on Uvas Parking Reservation. Choose your entry time slot for before 10am. If full, choose 10am slot. For more about the park, visit Uvas Canyon County Park.

IMPORTANT NOTE: You must have a reservation in Meetup AND the Vehicle Day Pass. Having one and NOT the other may preclude you from participating.

Directions: From Hwy. 101, take the Bailey Ave. exit to head southwest on Bailey 3.2 mi. to McKean Rd. Turn left onto McKean. (McKean becomes Uvas Rd. 2.2 mi. south of Bailey.) From Bailey travel 6 mi. south on McKean/Uvas Rd. and turn right onto Croy Rd. Continue 4.4mi. on Croy, through Sveadal (a private resort), to reach the Park entrance.

Location Uvas Canyon County Park (Morgan Hill)
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