2018 Summer Educational Programs

Download the June 2018 Summer Program Schedule as a Word doc

 

Summer Program Schedule available at grassyhollow.net. You can email us at grassyhollow@hotmail.com for further info/details. Adventure Pass is required for some events. You can purchase a $5 daily pass at the following locations in Wrightwood: Mountain Hardware or Wrightwood Market/Gas Station. Grassy Hollow Visitor Center does sell the $30 yearly pass/$5 daily pass (cash or check only) Saturday and Sunday 10 am -4 pm.

June 2nd             Saturday at 9:00 am – “LIGHTNING RIDGE ECOLOGY HIKE”

Bring the kids out to learn the ecology of the surrounding area. Learn how forest fires, animals, the wind, snow and climate affect nature. Great for adults too! Wear tennis shoes or boots.

Length: ¾ of a mile, EASY with some uphill sections      Location: Inspiration Point, 5.5 miles west of Wrightwood on Hwy 2. Adventure pass required to park at trail head. Meet at red metal picnic table.

 

June 9th             Saturday at 11:30 am – “Reptile Show!” Live Specimens!

You will learn about snakes and lizards that slither and crawl around in our area.

Length: 1 ½ hour                                                                  Location: Grassy Hollow Visitor Center

 

June 16th           Saturday at 9:00 am “Kids Adventure Hike”

Come join us for an exciting wilderness adventure in the forest! Wear tennis shoes or boots.

Length: 1 mile loop, with some uphill sections              Location: Grassy Hollow Visitor Center

 

June 17th            Sunday at 1:00 pm – “Plant Identification Walk”   

Join two professionals who will share their knowledge of Biology and Botany, as they take you on a walk and teach you to identify our local plants and wildflowers. Wear tennis shoes or boots.

Length: 1 ½ hours, 1 miles loop trail, EASY with some uphill sections   Location:  Grassy Hollow Visitor Center

 

June 23rd             Saturday at 9:00 am – “Earthquake Walk”

Join us for a walk along the San Andreas Fault and learn about Earthquakes from a well- versed naturalist guide. See many interesting formations. Wear tennis shoes or boots.

Length: 1 ½ hour, Easy 1.5 miles hike                              Location: Apple Tree Campground

Take Hwy 2 to the junction at Big Pine Ranger Station and ski resort. Big Pines Hwy is at junction, go down Big Pine Hwy (4) for about 2 miles campground on the left. Adventure Pass is required to park at campground/trail head.

 

June 30th              Saturday at 11:30 am – “Forecasting Earthquakes”

Can “anyone” forecast earthquakes? Come and hear an authority in the field discuss just what IS involved in forecasting earthquakes.

Length: 1 hour lecture                                                            Location: Grassy Hollow Visitor Center

 

*Coming Soon JULY, AUG and SEPT Summer Programs, Stay tuned!* For Full Moon Hikes visit our website at grassyhollow.net. All of our activities are free of charge!

2018 Full Moon Interpretive Hikes

2018 Full Moon Hike Schedule (click on link for printable versiosn)

2018 Full Moon Interpretive Hikes

For more information email us at grassyhollow@hotmail.com

 

PLEAE BE AWARE LOCATIONS, TIMES, MILEAGE MAY VARY

Please bring a jacket, wear sturdy shoes and carry a flashlight

Visit our website grassyhollow.net for Summer Programs Events

Grassy Hollow Visitor Center is located 6 miles west of Wrightwood on Highway 2

 

Saturday April 28th at 7:30 pm                        

Location: Grassy Hollow Visitor Center

Mileage: Skill Level EASY, 1 or 2.2 miles round trip, your choice.

 “Crazy Pattern Sock Contest” Wear your socks! Family fun! Prizes!

 

Friday May 25th at 7:30 pm                            

Location: Grassy Hollow Visitor Center

Mileage: Skill Level EASY, 1 or 2.2 miles round trip, your choice.

“Wilderness Adventure-See, Hear, Smell, Taste and Feel”

 

Saturday May 26th at 7:30 pm

Location: Grassy Hollow Visitor Center

Mileage: Skill Level Easy to Moderate depending on your skill level, 2.2 miles round trip, Moderate due to small elevation gain/loss

Grassy Hollow to Lightning Ridge Bench and back

Seven Principles of Leave No Trace.”

 

Friday June 29th at 7:45 pm                           

Location: Grassy Hollow Visitor Center

Mileage: Skill Level EASY, 1 to 2.2 miles round trip.

“Learn about the local forest animals”

 

Saturday June 30th at 7:30 pm            

NEW Location: Table Mountain Nature Trail

Mileage: Skill Level MODERATE, 2.4 miles round trip.  Moderate, due to elevation gain/loss.

Directions: Located at Table Mtn. Campground off Table Mountain Road at junction of Hwy 2/Big Pines Hwy. Just west of Big Pines Ranger Station. (Use Google Map for Location)

“Learn about the Black Bear”

 

Friday July 27th at 7:30 pm                            

Location: Grassy Hollow Visitor Center

Mileage: Skill Level Easy to Moderate depending on your skill level, 2.2 miles round trip, Moderate due to small elevation gain/loss

Grassy Hollow to Lightning Ridge bench and back

“Learn the Seven Principles of Leave No Trace”.

 

Saturday July 28th at 7:30 pm                       

Location: Grassy Hollow Visitor Center

Mileage: Skill Level EASY, 1 to 2.2 miles round trip.

 “Come join us for a Nature Scavenger Hunt, fun for all”

 

Friday Aug 24th at 7:45 pm                          

 Location: Grassy Hollow Visitor Center

Mileage: Skill Level EASY, 1 to 2.2 miles round trip.

“Wilderness Adventure-See, Hear, Smell, Taste and Feel

 

Saturday Aug 25th at 6:45 pm (Starts promptly at 6:45pm)            

NEW Location: Blue Ridge Trail

Mileage: Skill Level MODERATE, 4 miles round trip. Skill level, moderate to due to length and elevation gain. Directions: Trail head is across from Big Pines Ranger Station Ranger, 3 miles west of Wrightwood.  “Learn the Seven Principles of Leave No Trace”

 

Friday Sept 21st at 7:30 pm             

Location: Grassy Hollow Visitor Center

Mileage: Skill Level EASY, 1 to 2.2 miles round trip.

“Learn about the pine tree and their cones”

 

Friday Oct 26th at 7:45 pm                      

Location: Grassy Hollow Visitor Center

Mileage: Skill Level EASY, 1 to 2.2 miles round trip.

 “Wilderness Adventure-See, Hear, Smell, Taste and Feel”

 

 

Saturday OCT 27th at 7:45 pm (Happy Halloween)

Location: Big Pines Ranger Station

Mileage: Skill Level EASY, 1.2 miles round trip.

Directions: ranger station is 3 miles west of Wrightwood on Hwy 2.

Please park in legal parking spaces. Bundle Up!

“Crazy Pattern Sock Contest” Wear your socks! Family fun!