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Hike Adventures: Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve (Course Start)

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Length: 5 Hike Course (Once a Month, 3 Hours Per Hike)

Instructor: Brian Remas

Session 1 Location: Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve (Starting point in Directions below)

Difficulty: Moderate

Distance: 5 Miles

Follow instructor Brian Remas through several environments throughout San Diego County. Adventurers will learn about what they are seeing, such as the plants and animals, but also what they are not seeing, such as the people that called the area home thousands of years ago. Individuals will learn different hiking skills, health facts, “Leave No Trace” methods, and how to enjoy the outdoors in a safe way.

Our first adventure in this 5 hike series we are going to Torrey Pines State Reserve. It is an amazing area that captures the unique outdoor experience that I want everyone to enjoy. Torrey Pines are a very rare breed of pine tree that naturally grow at the reserve. Along with these beautiful giants is an array of about 330 different plants in the reserve; some of whom are endangered and may be gone within the next 50 years in non-protected land areas. Between the plants, trees, and animals, Torrey Pines State Reserve is an amazing place and no San Diego resident should miss out on the chance to visit such a rare beauty.

WE WILL BE MEETING AT THE BATHROOMS, IN THE LOWER PARKING LOT, BY THE PAY BOOTHS

Be sure to bring:
Athletic shoes (good for hiking or running)
2 liter of water (at least)
Sunscreen
Hat & Sunglasses
Money for lunch & parking

Directions:
Exit interstate 5 at Carmel Valley Road. Drive 1.5 miles west to the coast highway (signed Camino del Mar to the north and North Torrey Pines Road to the south). Go left and proceed 0.8 miles south to the Torrey Pines State Reserve parking lot on the right (FEE CHARGED) or find a parking spot for free along the coast highway.

If you need to reach Brian Remas, his contact number is (760) 579-1591

If you need to reach Ilana De Laney, her contact number is (203) 918-0570

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