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Northern California District
Release Date: 05/15/13
Contacts: Rachel Sowards-Thompson (707) 986-5400    
  Jeff Fontana (530) 252-5332    
News Release No. CA-N-13-61

BLM, Partners Announce Free Summer Guided Hikes

A series of free summer guided hikes, with topics ranging from geology to seaweed, will be held this summer at various locations in the King Range National Conservation Area.

The hikes begin Saturday, June 8, with "Plants and Geology of the Coastal Cliffs." The hike, ranging from 2 to 4 miles in length, begins at 10 a.m. at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) trailhead at Black Sands Beach in Shelter Cove. Hikers should wear sturdy hiking boots, bring food and water and be prepared for walking in sand.

Sam Flanagan, a geologist with the BLM Arcata Field Office, and Cheryl Lisin, a landscape designer with detailed knowledge about native plants, will lead the hike.

Other hikes in the series are: "Rising Moon, Setting Sun," offered June 22; "Tidepool and Seaweed Exploration," July 13; "Rare and Native Plants of Red Mountain," July 27; "Compass Courses," Aug. 10; and "Coast’s Cultural History," Aug. 24.

Details about each hike will be provided closer to the dates for each outing.

The annual hike series is a partnership of the BLM’s King Range National Conservation Area and the Lost Coast Interpretive Association.

The King Range National Conservation Area is part of the BLM's National Landscape Conservation System. Additional information on the area's natural resources and recreation opportunities is available at


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Last updated: 05-15-2013