Join Judy Fenerty and sweep Stella Yang for a moderately paced hike on the Mendoza, Mummy Mountain and Coyote Ridge trails in the Mendoza Ranch section of Coyote Lake- Harvey Bear Ranch County Park.
This 4-mile, 400+ foot elevation gain hike will take us through valley grasslands and up an oak-studded ridgeline with spectacular views of the south Santa Clara Valley, Coyote Lake and Palassou Ridge. This varied habitat supports a wide range of native plants including several stands of big-scale balsamroot, Balsamorhiza macrolepis var. macrolepis, a CNPS 1B.2 rare plant. If there’s time and interest, we can add an optional foray to check out the serpentine area on the Calaveras Trail.
RSVP is required to join us for the walk. Space is limited. No drop-ins please. To register, please visit the hike’s Meetup page at www.meetup.com/California-Native-Plant- Society-Santa-Clara-V alley-Chapter/events/284084862. Driving directions are provided on Meetup.