Day Trip 1 John & Rosie Day Trip

Friday February 16, 2024 from 08:30 AM to 06:00 PM

Spend the day immersed in history. In the morning we meet a real Rosie the Riveter and explore the historic park exhibits. This afternoon we take an expert guided tour of the John Muir house and learn about the father of the National Park Service. For more details and to register, please use this link www.bayareaolderadults.org/BAO-February2024-day-trip Images by Anne Ferguson and the National Park Service.

Location: Bus pickup in Cupertino, CA 95014
Additional Benefits: Transportation, lunch, activities, gratuities and two tour leaders.


Hike 1 Waitlist Only Earthquake Excursion

Wednesday February 21, 2024 from 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM

Join us for a hike with 500 feet of elevation change at 274-acre Los Trancos Preserve located in the Santa Cruz Mountains. This preserve is an ideal spot to learn about earthquake geology because the San Andreas Fault, one of the world's longest and most active faults, splits the preserve. As we walk through the forest, our expert guide will teach us about historically significant earthquakes in California, the USGS shake alert, and earthquake safety tips. We stop for a social picnic lunch before our return. This special program is hosted in partnership with Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District. Image by Anne Ferguson.

Level of Difficulty: : Moderate
Number of Miles: : 3.0
Location: Meeting location is Cupertino CA 95014
Additional Benefits: Transportation to and from the preserve and picnic lunch are included.


Waitlist Only Hike 2 Birding along Uvas Creek

Wednesday February 28, 2024 from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Uvas Creek Preserve in Gilroy is a 125-acre city park that has Uvas Creek running its center. Mining operations filled in the creek back in the 1970s and restoration of the creek was completed in 1995. Our expert birder and naturalist will lead us on a leisurely walk along the creek that is home to metallic blue tree swallows, white-tailed kites, California thrashers, pineapple weed and turkey tangle frogfruit. We end the afternoon with a social picnic lunch. This special program is hosted in partnership with Valley Water. Image by Uvaseastman CC BY-SA 4.0.

Level of Difficulty: : Easy
Number of Miles: : 2.0
Location: Meeting location is San Jose CA 95120 for van carpoolers or Gilroy 95020 for hike start location.
Additional Benefits: Transportation to and from the preserve and picnic lunch are included. You can borrow binoculars.