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Carlos Figueroa
(cfigueroa) - F

Locale: Santa Cruz Area
Wilder Ranch & Henry Cowell State Parks Trip Report on 06/27/2009 10:48:34 MDT Print View

Here is day hike I did in the Santa Cruz, CA area a couple of weeks ago. Please follow this link:

http://www.cabrillo.edu/~cfigueroa/Trip_Reports/Wilder_Cowell/Wilder_Cowell.html

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: Wilder Ranch & Henry Cowell State Parks Trip Report on 06/27/2009 10:57:39 MDT Print View

Nice Carlos! Cowell is 2 minutes from my house. There are wonderful trails to hike there. Too bad there are no backcountry campgrounds to hike to though.

Carlos Figueroa
(cfigueroa) - F

Locale: Santa Cruz Area
Re: Wilder Ranch & Henry Cowell State Parks Trip Report on 06/27/2009 20:59:35 MDT Print View

Hey Ken,
wow - 2 minutes from Big Basin. When I was exploring above UCSC I was surprised at the number of illegal camp sites I came across. It would be nice to have some legal backcountry camp sites - it's a short distance from Pine Flat road into Big Basin and would make for an incredible loop of a few hundred miles from Santa Cruz. One could only dream.

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: Re: Wilder Ranch & Henry Cowell State Parks Trip Report on 06/28/2009 10:18:14 MDT Print View

Ummmm I would stay away from those illegal sites. They most likely are there for illegal activities or homeless folks that tend to be violent up in the mountains.

Nice pictures though!!

Tom Clark
(TomClark) - MLife

Locale: East Coast
Re: Wilder Ranch & Henry Cowell State Parks Trip Report on 06/28/2009 11:24:18 MDT Print View

That's a great hike, with a wide range of sights for only a single day. Thanks!

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: Re: Re: Wilder Ranch & Henry Cowell State Parks Trip Report on 06/28/2009 13:43:47 MDT Print View

actually I live within 2 minutes of Henry Cowell. Semantics though. Wilder is a nice place too

Eugene Smith
(Eugeneius) - MLife

Locale: Nuevo Mexico
Wilder Ranch & Henry Cowell State Parks Trip Report on 06/28/2009 14:10:35 MDT Print View

Great country where you get your feet dirty Carlos. When I was really young I lived in Novato up in Marin county, some of the pictures in your TR reminded me of that area. As always, thanks for sharing, although my computer almost herniated uploading all those great pics.

Carlos Figueroa
(cfigueroa) - F

Locale: Santa Cruz Area
Re: Wilder Ranch & Henry Cowell State Parks Trip Report on 06/29/2009 06:47:32 MDT Print View

Thanks Tom - it is very surprising the variety of things one see on a single day. Furthermore, this hike is so close to the city of Santa Cruz.

Ken - my mistake, I meant to say Henry Cowell. So you must live off of Graham Hill Road if it is only two minutes away.

Eugene – thanks for you comments. I will go back and reduce the size of the pictures so that they will upload quicker.

Question: can someone tell how to setup links within the BPL web pages for future trip report by me?

Edited by cfigueroa on 06/29/2009 06:49:32 MDT.