2017 Summer Educational Programs

 

June  3 — Saturday @ 10:30 am — *KIDS ACTIVITY
PAINT A TINY BIRD HOUSE

Come out and paint your very own Tiny Bird House! Bird House for decorative purposes only.

*Ages: 5-13.  Space is limited.  Please email grassyhollow@hotmail.com for Reservation.

Time: Approx 2 hours.    — Location: Grassy Hollow Visitor Center

Leader: Sabrina Johnson, Volunteer of the Angeles National Forest

AND…

June 3 — Saturday @ 1:30 pm
PACIFIC CREST TRAIL HIKE

Come join us for a 5 mile interpretive hike along the Pacific Crest Trail.

Please bring water and a snack. This hike considered moderate.

Time: Approx 3 ½ -4 hours.    — Location: Grassy Hollow Visitor Center

Leader: Sabrina Johnson, Volunteer of the Angeles National Forest

AND…

June  10 — Saturday @ 1 1 am
FORECASTING EARTHQUAKES

Can “anyone” forecast earthquakes?  Come and hear an authority in the field discuss just what IS involved in forecasting earthquakes.  She can give you a different perspective of what we live with every day, in Southern California.

Time: Approx. 1 hour                                    —   — Location: Grassy Hollow Visitor Center

Leader: Joan Fryxell, Ph.D., Prof. of Geology, Dept. of Geological Sciences, CSUSB

June 11 — Sunday  @ 1 pm — NEW!
BURKHARDT WATERFALL TRAIL

CANCELLED DUE TO CALTRANS ROAD CLOSURE!!

June  17 — Saturday @ 1 pm
PLANT IDENTIFICATION WALK

Join two professionals who will share their knowledge of Biology and Botany, as they take you on a walk & teach you to identify our local plants & wildflowers.  Learn from the experts!

Time: Approx 1-1 ½ hours.  *One mile, easy hike.        Location: Grassy Hollow Visitor Center

Leaders: Kim Williams, Ph.D., Prof. of Biology, CSUSB & Naomi Fraga, Conservation Botanist, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

June 18  — Sunday @ 10 am NEW! ADULT ACTIVITY
PINE NEEDLE BASKET CLASS!

Learn how to use Pine Needles to make a Basket.  Great for the Adult that is looking for a new Hobby!       *Reservation required due to limited space: grassyhollow@hotmail.com

**SUPPLIES needed for craft:  Darning Needle, a small bucket & a small hand towel

Time: Approx. 3 Hrs. — Location: Grassy Hollow Visitor Center

Leader: Tree Galey-Webb, Volunteer of the Angeles National Forest

June  24 — Saturday @ 1 pm
NATIVE AMERICAN PLANTS & CULTURE

Learn how Native Americans used local plants for food, medicine and more!  You might even get to taste a sample of Nature’s Bounty!

Time: Approx 1-1 ½ hours — Location: Grassy Hollow Visitor Center

Leader: Robin Cornett of Wrightwood Library

July  1 — Saturday @ 11 am & 1:30 pm
REPTILES!!!

Come and see many live specimens!  You will learn about snakes and lizards that slither and crawl around in our area!   NOTE: Due to popular demand, this Program will be presented TWICE!

Time: Approx 1 ½ hours                                —                 Location: Grassy Hollow Visitor Center    — Leaders: Phil Clevenger & Rachel Woll, Herpetologists

July 8 — Saturday @ 9 am — *KID ACTIVITY
LIGHTNING RIDGE TRAIL HIKE

Bring the kids out to learn the ecology of the surrounding area. Learn how forest fires, animals, the wind, snow and the climate affect nature. Great for Adults too!

Length: ¾ of a mile with some uphill parts.  *Adventure Pass required to park at trail head.

Time: Approx 1 ½  hour         — Inspiration Point is located about 5.5 miles west of Wrightwood on Hwy 2.  Please park near the restrooms and kiosk

Leader: Sabrina Johnson, Volunteer

July 8 — Saturday @ 1 pm
FORECASTING EARTHQUAKES

Can “anyone” forecast earthquakes?  Come and hear an authority in the field discuss just what IS involved in forecasting earthquakes.  She can give you a different perspective of what we live with every day, in Southern California.

Time: Approx. 1 hour                                    —   — Location: Grassy Hollow Visitor Center

Leader: Joan Fryxell, Ph.D., Prof. of Geology, Dept. of Geological Sciences, CSUSB

 

 

July  15  — Saturday @ 1 pm
BIRD TALK

Want to see more local Birds?  Come find out how! Enjoy learning about the many birds of our area by hearing a local authority on Birds and their habitat.  Then see how many you can identity right from our bird deck at Grassy Hollow!

Time: 1 hour                                                    —                 Location: Grassy Hollow Visitor Center

Leader:  Joan McCandless, local “Bird Whisperer” & Volunteers of the Angeles National Forest

July  22  — Saturday @ 9 am
EARTHQUAKE WALK

Join us for a walk along a local stretch of the famous San Andreas Fault and learn about Earthquakes from a well-versed naturalist guide.  See many interesting formations.

*Easy 1.5 mile hike

Time: Approx.  1 ½ hours                              — Location: Apple Tree Campground

Leader: Gail Nieto, Former President of Volunteer of the Angeles National Forest.

AND…

July 22  — Saturday @ 1 pm
ANIMALS OF THE FOREST

Learn more about the Animals we may encounter in the forest!  Mountain Lions, Bobcats and

Bears, OH MY!!!  Presentation will include discussion of animals who call the forest their home, including a variety of mammals, insects, birds and reptiles.  Come and meet your neighbors!

Time: Approx. 45 min – 1 hour                   — Location: Grassy Hollow Visitor Center

Leader: Linda Dailey, School Programs Coordinator, Volunteers of the Angeles National Forest

July 29 — Saturday @ 9 am — *KIDS ACTIVITY
ADVENTURE HIKE!

Come join us for an easy 1 mile journey into the forest. Learn about forest animal habitats, the plants and the trees and how NOT to get lost on a trail. When the hike is done come meet a real “Mountain Man” and his pack animals.

Time: Approx 1 ½ -2 hours.       — Location: Grassy Hollow Visitor Center

Leader: Sabrina Johnson, Volunteers of the Angeles National Forest

AND…

July  29  — Saturday @ 11 am – 4 pm
MOUNTAIN MAN

Would you like to meet a REAL “Mountain Man” and his pack animals?  They will show you the Old Ways for Modern Days.  He’s riding in today to the Grassy Hollow Amphitheater to advocate good trail manners  and to promote the use, care and development of   (Cont’d)

California  Backcountry Trails, Campsites, Streams and Meadows;  He has a wealth of information to share and demonstrate with visitors.

Time: All Day 11AM to 4PM                         — Location: Grassy Hollow Visitor Center                    — Leader: Terry Haider, Santa Ana River Unit

AND…

July 29  — Saturay @ 1 pm NEW! ADULT ACTIVITY
PINE NEEDLE BASKET CLASS!

Learn how to use Pine Needles to make a Basket.  Great for the Adult that is looking for a new Hobby!       *Reservation required due to limited space: grassyhollow@hotmail.com

**SUPPLIES needed for craft:  Darning Needle, a small bucket & a small hand towel

Time: Approx. 3 Hrs. — Location: Grassy Hollow Visitor Center

Leader: Tree Galey-Webb, Volunteer of the Angeles National Forest

Aug 5 — Saturday @ 10 am — *KIDS ACTIVITY
PAINT A TINY BIRD HOUSE

Come out and paint your very own tiny bird house. Bird house for decorative purposes only. *Ages 5-13. Space is limited.

Please email grassyhollow@hotmail.com for reservation for either date.

Leader: Sabrina Johnson, Volunteer      Location: Grassy Hollow Visitor Center

AND…

Aug 5 — Saturday @2 pm — NEW!
MOONLIGHT HIKE ON BADEN POWELL

“Baden Powell Moon Light hike cancelled” New moderate-strenuous location will be added in its place please email grassyhollow@hotmail.com for new time and location.”

 

Aug  12  — Saturday
SMOKEY BEARS BIRTHDAY!

Party! Party! Party! Come join us and help us celebrate Smokey the Bears Birthday!  Come and meet Smokey Bear.  Learn his fire prevention story, help him celebrate his Birthday, and have some Cake! FREE!  There will be fun activities, Music and Crafts for the kids and Adults too!

Time: All Day 10AM to 4PM                         — Location: Grassy Hollow Visitor Center

Leader: Hosted by the Volunteers of the Angeles National Forest.

Aug 19 — Saturday @ 1 pm — NEW!!
MAPS & COMPASSING — DISCOVERING YOUR SENSE OF PLACE

A look at how a local hiking trail map was made.  This program will cover basic map and compass reading to help you gain confidence interpreting maps and hiking our local trails.   We will also practice locating peaks and canyons visible from Grassy Hollows ridge top location.

Time: Approx. 1-2 hours                               — Location:   Grassy Hollow Visitor Center

Leader: Chris Kasten, Cartographer

Aug 26 — Saturday @ 9 am — *KID ACTIVITY

LIGHTNING RIDGE TRAIL HIKE

Bring the kids out to learn the ecology of the surrounding area. Learn how forest fires, animals, the wind, snow and the climate affect nature. Great for Adults too!

Length: ¾ of a mile with some uphill parts.  *Adventure Pass required to park at trail head.

Time: Approx 1 ½  hour         — Inspiration Point is located about 5.5 miles west of Wrightwood on Hwy 2.  Please park near the restrooms and kiosk

Leader: Sabrina Johnson, Volunteer

Sept  2 — Saturday @ 7 pm
MINER VINCENT  CAMPFIRE PROGRAM

Sit around the campfire and sing songs with Volunteers of the Angeles Forest.  Then join us for the 29th presentation of this Campfire Program and meet the “Old Man of the Mountain”, Miner Vincent himself.  Listen to him tell stories of the Gold Rush & the last of the local Grizzlies.  Come dressed for a Miner Vincent Look a like Contest

 

*Limited parking next to the Amphitheater.  Use your Adventure Pass to park on outside of the campground or park at Mountain High North, and Carpool or Hike in.

*Recommend flashlight and a jacket.

Time: Approx  2 hours                    — Location: Table Mountain Campground Amphitheater

Leaders: John Cromshow and other Volunteers of the Angeles National Forest

Sept  3 — Sunday @ 10 am
MINER VINCENT CABIN HIKE

Hike the trail that leads to the actual Cabin where old Miner Vincent lived.

*One mile,  easy hike.

Time: Approx 1 ½ hours                                — Location: Vincent Gap Parking Lot

Leaders:  John Cromshow and other Volunteers of the Angeles National Forest

SATURDAY SEPT. 23rd

Mt. Baden Powell Hike.
8 miles roundtrip. This hike is labeled strenuous. Reservation required. Please email us at grassyhollow@hotmail.com.

 

**For the complete “MOONLIGHT HIKE” Schedule, Please go to the moonlight hike page for details and additional information**

 

DIRECTIONS TO PROGRAM LOCATIONS

APPLE TREE CAMPGROUND:  From the junction of Table Mt. Rd., N4, and Hwy 2 at Big Pines, take N4 approx 2 miles.  Apple Tree Campground is on the left.

BIG PINES VISITOR INFORMATION CENTER/BIG PINES INTERPRETIVE TRAIL/BIG PINES RANGER STATION:  Located at Junction of Table Mt. Rd., N4, and Hwy 2 at Big Pines. 3 miles west of Wrightwood.

GRASSY HOLLOW VISITOR CENTER:  From the junction of Table Mt. Rd., N4, and Hwy 2 at Big Pines, take Hwy 2 west, approx. 2.8 miles. Turn right at the Visitor Center Sign.

INSPIRATION POINT/LIGHTNING RIDGE: From the junction of Table Mt. Rd., N4, and Hwy 2 at Big Pines, take Hwy 2, approx. 1.8 miles.  *Meet at the parking lot on the right, near the Restrooms.

TABLE MOUNTAIN WALK & CAMPGROUND AMPHITHEATER: From the junction of Table Mt. Rd., N4, and Hwy 2 at Big Pines, take Table Mt. Road approx. 1 mile to Mountain High North parking lot.  For Amphitheater, turn left. Follow signs in the campground to Amphitheater.  Amphitheater parking is limited.  You are encouraged to use your Adventure Pass, park at Mountain High North, and carpool or hike in.  *Bring a Flashlight!

VINCENT GAP PARKING LOT:            From the junction of Table Mt. Rd., N4, and Hwy 2 at Big Pines, take Hwy 2 west, approx. 5 miles.  Park on the left, near the base of Mt. Baden Powell.

2017 Moonlight Hike Schedule

2017 MOON LIGHT HIKE SCHEDULE

Grassy Hollow is located 6 miles west of Wrightwood on Hwy 2
 All our hikes are FREE of CHARGE
 For more details and information email us at grassyhollow@hotmail.com
Bring a flashlight, jacket and wear proper shoes. No adventure pass required.

FRIDAY JUNE 9th at 7:45 pm                                       Location: Grassy Hollow Visitor Center

1 mile round trip. Skill level, EASY.    TOP OF PAGE FOR DIRECTIONS TO GRASSY HOLLOW VISITOR CENTER

 SATURDAY JUNE 10th at 7:45 pm                              NEW Location: Jackson Lake Trail

1.2 miles round trip. Skill level easy to moderate due to some uphill sections.  Directions: Jackson Lake is 4 miles west of Wrightwood on Big Pines Hwy/N4. Please park along highway & meet the in parking lot of lake.

FRIDAY JULY 7th at 7:00 pm                                   NEW Location: Table Mountain Nature Trail

2 miles round trip. Skill Level, EASY to moderate due to length. Trail head – Table Mtn. Campground Entrance. Directions: Table Mountain Rd is off Hwy 2 at Big Pines Ranger Station. Go up road to campground. Park outside gate. Meet at entrance gate.

SATURDAY JULY 8th at 7:45 pm                                  Location: Grassy Hollow Visitor Center

1 to 2 miles roundtrip. You pick the mileage you are comfortable hiking. We are hiking to the water tower at Jackson Flat Campground, which is 2 miles round trip.

 FRIDAY AUG 4th at 7:00 pm                                   NEW Location: Inspiration Point/Lightning Ridge

1.2 miles round trip. Skill level, EASY. Directions:  5 miles west of Wrightwood on Hwy 2. Park near restroom. Some uphill sections.

SATURDAY AUG 5th at 2 pm. Special Moon Light Hike. NEW Location: Mt. Baden Powell 8 miles. STRENUOUS. Reservation is required. Cancelled due to road closure.

Please email us at grassyhollow@hotmail.com for a new destination.

FRIDAY SEPT 8th at 7:45 pm                                         Location: Grassy Hollow Visitor Center

1 mile round trip. Skill level, EASY.               See top for directions.

SATURDAY SEPT 9th at 6:00-9:30 pm   PICK YOUR MILEAGE! NEW Location: Blue Ridge Trail

2 to 4 miles round trip. Skill level, moderate to difficult due to length and elevation.  Directions: Trail head is across from Big Pines Ranger Station Ranger, 3 miles west of Wrightwood.

FRIDAY OCT 6th at 7:00 pm                                       Location: Big Pines Ranger Station

1 mile round trip. Skill level, EASY.    Directions: 3 miles of Wrightwood on Hwy 2.

SATURDAY OCT 7th at 7:45 pm                                    Location: Grassy Hollow Visitor Center

1 to 2 miles roundtrip. You pick the mileage you are comfortable hiking. We are hiking to the water tower at Jackson Flat Campground, 2 miles round trip.

SATURDAY SEPT. 23rd

Mt. Baden Powell Hike.
8 miles roundtrip. This hike is labeled strenuous. Reservation required. Please email us at grassyhollow@hotmail.com.

 

Visit our website for the entire Summer Program/Moon Light Hikes

grassyhollow.net