Tales of the Basin: A Weekend of Storytelling

Park: Big Basin Redwoods SP

July 26-27
Events for this weekend will spotlight storytellers, park history, special children’s performers and the tradition of spinning a yarn beside the evening fire. South Bay Storytellers will present the campfire program on Saturday night.  Tales of the Basin Storytelling Schedule:

Big Basin “Nature Tails”
Saturday, July 26 at 4:30 pm
A world of animal songs and stories presented for children of all ages by local storytellers. Meet at the Campfire Center.

Storytellers’ Showcase Campfire!
Saturday, July 26 at 6:30 pm
Sit back and experience an old-fashioned evening steeped in the oral tradition, as our guest storytellers weave their yarns in our historic amphitheater. Meet at the Campfire Center. The evening begins with fire lighting and marshmallow roasting at 6:30, and storytelling at 7:00.

Crafts in the Outdoors: Beginning Leatherwork in Big Basin
Sunday, July 27 from 10 am to 1 pm
Doing crafts in the outdoors can be a wonderful experience! Make and decorate (tool) a small name tag for your backpack or luggage made from vegetable tanned leather. Learn to identify the tanoak tree and some of its properties. Hear about the history of tanoak logging and tanning in the Big Basin area. This will be a short (quarter-mile) stroll followed by the opportunity to craft your own leather item. Bring water, snacks, and appropriate clothing. Rain cancels. Meet at Park Headquarters.

Discover Big Basin!
Sunday, July 27 at Noon
On this 4-hour, 4-mile leisurely hike with docent Barry Grimm we’ll traverse old-growth redwood and Douglas-fir forest in some of the park’s most scenic backcountry. We’ll look at the forest in new ways and share our findings. Compact digital cameras are encouraged to help us share what we see. This hike is suitable for adults and young adults who are diligent hikers. Dress in layers for changeable weather and temperatures. Bring sturdy walking shoes, water and trail snacks. Meet at Park Headquarters.

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Event Dates

Saturday, July 26, 2014
Sunday, July 27, 2014