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O: Santa Cruz Island 'Boatpack'

Date: Friday, May 23, 2014 to Monday, May 26, 2014
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Presented by: Angeles Chp Wilderness Advntr
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Level: Moderate (O)
Location: Santa Cruz Island, Channel Islands National Park, California 93001, USA
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Spend four days on Santa Cruz Island in the Channel Islands National Park over Memorial Day weekend. Short, easy walk of less than half mile to camping area. Spend time hiking, exploring, learning Island history, and enjoying spectacular ocean views. Choice of easier and more challenging hikes. Climb El Montanon (1800' gain) on the SC Lower Peaks list and then hike to the Island’s old ranching site. Shuttle to Nature Conservancy side of Island for a four mile naturalist led hike from Prisoners Harbor to magnificent Pelican Bay OR a strenuous 15.3 mile trans-Island hike back to camp. Optional kayak tour of sea caves with professional guide (extra cost). Boat leaves from Ventura Harbor Friday morning returning Monday evening. Chance of viewing marine mammals including humpback and blue whales and dolphins. Group size limited. Shared tents encouraged to allow more particpants. Base cost includes boat fare, camping fees, evening snacks, one breakfast. Optional shuttle to Prisoners Harbor will be an extra $8 (one-way) or $16 (round trip). Feel free to request trip sheet before you send $120 SC members, $127 non members. Shuttle to Prisoners Harbor (for those interested) can be a separate check in case you change you mind about that activity. This will give you more flexibility on how you spend your time on the Island. Make checks out to Wilderness Adventures Section and include the following six items: email address, home address, best phone, emergency contact (name and number), willingness to share a tent, and Sierra Club #, Mail to Marlen Mertz 11285 Charnock Rd #2 Los Angeles, CA 90066. No refund after April 23 without replacement. Waiting list in order of checks received. Leaders: Wayne Vollaire, Marlen Mertz, Dean Wallraff. For those who prefer not to camp but want to go to the Channel Islands, see the Wilderness Adventures Section live-on-board boat trip with "gourmet" catered food. Trip is scheduled March 29, 30, 31 2014. You will see the Islands when they are spring green and in full bloom.