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Big Red: Ancient Redwood Hike

Sanctuary Forest

Join Sanctuary Forest on Saturday, September 17, for the Big Red: Ancient Redwood Hike. The hike will be led by Sanctuary Forest board member and retired HSU professor Stuart Moskowitz and long-time restorationist Richard Gienger. It will be held in a section of intact Mattole headwaters forest, untouched by logging and rarely entered by humans. Hike leaders will take participants from the Mattole River to the ridge top and back to the Mattole along a rugged trail that winds through the forest. Along the way leaders will share stories about the Mattole community’s historic efforts to preserve different areas of this forest, including the 2,000 year old Big Red, which sparked the creation of Sanctuary Forest in 1987. RSVPs are recommended for all hikes as dates and details are subject to change. Masks may be required for carpooling purposes. Please meet at the Sanctuary Forest office in Whitethorn at 8:45am. Bring a lunch and plenty of water and wear sturdy hiking shoes. This is a rigorous, steep, approximately 5-mile hike on uneven terrain—there is also a very steep, slippery downhill section towards the end. The hike will end between 4 and 5pm. This is a group excursion, and participants are asked to stay together at all times. The hike is free of charge, though donations are gladly accepted and help Sanctuary Forest offer this program year after year. For questions or to RSVP, contact Anna at anna@sanctuaryforest.org, or call 986-1087 x 9#. Hope to see you there! Support from volunteers and local businesses make this program possible for Sanctuary Forest. Local businesses that have made generous contributions are: 101 Netlink, Almquist Lumber, Blue Star Gas, Caffe Dolce, Charlotte’s Perennial Gardens, Chautauqua Natural Foods, Coffee Break, Spring & Justin Cogswell, Dazey’s Supply, Gyppo Ale Mill, Humboldt Redwood Company, J. Angus Publishing Group, Jack Rabbit Flat, Karen Miclette Insurance Agency, Madrone Realty, Mattole River Studios, Ned Harwood Construction, Pierson Building Center, Randall Sand & Gravel, Redwood Properties, Signature Coffee, Sylvandale Gardens, Whitethorn Construction, Whitethorn Winery and Wyckoff’s Plumbing. Sanctuary Forest is a land trust whose mission is to conserve the Mattole River watershed and surrounding areas for wildlife habitat and aesthetic, spiritual, and intrinsic values in cooperation with our diverse community.

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  • Free
CONTACT INFO
  • Phone: 707-986-1087
  • Email: anna@sanctuaryforest.org
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