Van Damme State Park: First Day Hike
Park: Van Damme SP
Meet Carolyne Cathey, Director of the Mendocino Area Parks Association, at the dirt parking lot at the west side of the intersection of Hwy 1 and Gordon Lane. The parking lot is about 2 miles north of Little River, California on Hwy 1. This 10:00 a.m. hike goes downhill through the Spring Ranch property to bluffs overlooking the ocean to look for migrating gray whales. Learn about the annual migration of gray whales between Alaska and Baja. After looking for whales, you will retrace your path uphill to the dirt parking lot. This hike is about 2 miles in length (1 mile each way). Bring binoculars, water and a snack. Wear layered clothing.
About First Day Hikes and America's State Parks: America's State Parks announced that all 50 state park systems will sponsor guided First Day Hike Programs on New Year’s Day 2013. America’s State Parks First Day Hikes offer individuals and families an opportunity to begin the New Year rejuvenating and connecting with the outdoors by taking a healthy hike on January 1, 2013 at a state park. First Day Hikes offer a great way to get outside, exercise, enjoy nature and welcome the New Year with friends and family. Currently there are 636 First Day Hikes. America's State Parks can be found at http://www.americasstateparks.org.
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