photo by: kate loweth

Take a Hike with Mom in Big Basin

when: May 13, 2018 at 1 p.m.

where: State Park Big Basin, Santa Cruz, Ca

cost: Free; day use parking is $10

ages: Ages 6 and up

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the scoop:

Celebrate Mother’s Day by honoring some of the incredible women who have lived in, worked in and fought for the Big Basin. Meet pioneer homemaker Alice Maddock; Josephine McCrackin (the “Savior of the Redwoods”) and Harriet “Petey” Weaver, the first female Ranger. Interpreter Susan Blake portrays these inspiring women on this half-mile, one-hour living history walking show. Wheelchair and stroller accessible. Meet at Park Headquarters. The park is 25 miles northwest of Santa Cruz via Highways 9 and 236 and about 65 miles south of San Francisco. All roads into Big Basin are curvy. From Hwy 9 in the town of Boulder Creek, turn north onto Hwy 236 and Park Headquarters is 9 miles down the highway.

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