BAO’s June Day Trip

Redwoods Walk, Lunch at the Beach
& Art Extravaganza

Date and Time: Tuesday June 14, 2022 from 8:30 AM (departure) to 4:30 PM (return)
Meeting Location: Saratoga, CA 95070
Fee: $130 per person for Premium Members, $140 per person for Basic Members and $150 per person for non–members. Fee includes motorcoach transportation, lunch, activities, gratuities and two tour leaders.

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Please note:

  • The bus driver and tour guides are fully vaccinated.
  • Everyone must show proof of vaccination (paper or digital) and wear masks on bus and if indoors and not eating or drinking.

Redwoods Walk in Santa Cruz

We journey to Santa Cruz for a three-mile leisurely walk on shady forested trails at Pogonip Open Space led by the Education and Interpretation Manager of Save the Redwoods League. The route we travel highlights some of the park’s hidden treasures including its big gnarled old growth redwood with unique burls, abandoned fern-covered lime kilns, koi pond and a natural spring that flows down a rugged sandstone creek bed coated with tufa. Along the way, we will learn about the park’s 100+ year-old redwood, logging and limestone mining history as well as new climate change research from Save the Redwoods League.

Early 1900s Santa Cruz Redwood Logging, Unknown author, Public domain via Wikimedia Commons

Old & New Growth Redwoods, Photos by Nusrat Khaleeli

Lime Kilns, Photo by Nusrat Khaleeli

Lunch by the Beach

Next, we enjoy an outdoor lunch at a local joint near Lighthouse Field State Beach with panoramic ocean views and a cool breeze. There will be vegetarian and vegan options.

Lighthouse Field State Beach, Photo by Nusrat Khaleeli

Meet the Artists

Our final stop is a former Wrigley Gum Factory that produced 20 million sticks of chewing gum in Santa Cruz until it closed in 1996. The now renovated space is home to innovative startup companies, the R Blitzer Gallery and artists whose sculptures, paintings, photos, interactive exhibits, model cars and motorcycles line the halls and walls. At this time, in addition to the permanent R Blitzer exhibit, there are local artists on display. We will be split into two groups for two tours. First, the building owner will teach about the renovated warehouse’s history as we pass the art exhibited throughout the building. For the second tour, we meet two artists who are on display at the gallery, 83-year old Mary Alice Kopp and mixed media painter Jenny Dayton Johnson, who will talk about their art and answer questions. Art Displays at Wrigley, Photos by Anne Ferguson

R Blitzer Permanent Exhibit, Photo by R Blitzer Gallery

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