Santa Cruz Island Day Trip: Scorpion Ranch Hike 3

Date: Monday, May 10, 2021

Time: 8:15AM - 6:00PM

Instructor: Steve Junak

Location: Trip departs from Ventura Harbor

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Day Hike to Scorpion Ranch, Santa Cruz Island

Join us for an exciting day trip to Santa Cruz Island, the largest and most diverse of the Channel Islands.  Participants will travel to Scorpion Bay by boat from Ventura.  After landing at the new pier, we will spend the day exploring the east end of the island and learning about the numerous plants that grow there, including several island endemics.  We will especially be on the lookout for fire following plants coming up after the Scorpion Fire of June 2020. We will also have the opportunity to explore the historic Scorpion Ranch buildings.

We are limiting the size of the group, so that everyone can remain socially distanced from one another.  We will be providing handheld radios so that everyone will be able to easily hear the leader’s comments.

Participants should be in good physical condition.  Bring lunch, water, binoculars, and camera.  Wear layered clothing, sturdy hiking shoes, and bring a hat for sun protection.


Image of Steve JunakSteve Junak, the Garden's Herbarium Curator emeritus, is an active researcher and expert on the flora of the California and Baja California islands. He holds an M.A. in botany, has led field trips for more than 25 years, and has co-authored several books on the Channel Islands. 

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