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Cancelled – Guided Hike at Marks Ranch
March 14 @ 8:45 am - 2:00 pm
Cancelled – Guided Hike at Marks Ranch March 14, 2020 8:45 AM – 2:00 PM
After considering several of the current public health messages we are receiving, we have decided to postpone this guided hike at Marks Ranch.
However, Big Sur Land Trust believes it is more important than ever to connect people to open spaces so that they may experience the proven mental and physical health benefits of time spent in nature. We encourage you to visit https://bigsurlandtrust.org/hike-request/ and sign up for a self-guided hike on one of our spectacular conserved properties.
Home of Benjamin and Nisene Marks, who settled there in 1890, the ranch was once a major egg production enterprise. Since acquiring the ranch in 2007, Big Sur Land Trust has cared for its rolling hills, woodlands, meadows, grazing lands and 90 species of wildflowers. Critical wildlife corridors remain protected as well.
The hike is a moderately strenuous loop, about 5 miles with 600 feet elevation gain at a leisurely pace. Dress appropriately for the weather, wear layers and comfy hiking shoes for uneven terrain. Bring your favorite trail snack, picnic lunch, sun protection and ample water. No pets please.