****PLEASE READ DRIVING DIRECTION BELOW AS THE ENTRANCE IS ON Campus Drive instead of from Michelson****
HikingOC Organizers Team for an annual holidays potluck party!
Duration : 2-5 hours for eating time and about 2-3 miles (flat, no elevation gain). You can come before or stay after the meeting time to check out this place. However, we will be gathering there with a dish to share and mingle with the organizers as an annual meeting. PLEASE INDICATE WHEN SIGN UP WHAT YOU WILL PLAN TO SHARE “1”: APPETIZERS “2”: MAIN DISH (MEAT OR VEGAN OR???); “3” SALADS; “4” DESSERTS; “5” DRINKS, etc…
Levels : this is an easy pace, relax slow walk for everyone: family with children, slow beginners, photos taking lovers…we’ll take our time to breath OC clean air, beautiful scenery with birds singing. The trails map of San Joaquin (http://www.seaandsageaudubon.org/SJWS/SJWSmapandrules.pdf)
***Click RATING TABLE (http://files.meetup.com/1554500/RATING%20TABLE.pdf) for more about hiking levels***
1) Walking or running shoes
2) Bring something to share a lunch picnic with the group!
ABOUT THIS PLACE :
The Irvine Ranch Water District San Joaquin Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary comprises more than 300 acres of restored coastal freshwater wetlands. Located in the middle of the bustling city of Irvine, twelve miles of trails serve as an oasis for walkers, joggers, and birdwatchers as well as a living laboratory for students, teachers, and the public.
Within the marsh the San Joaquin Marsh Campus houses the Audubon House, the Duck Club, the IRWD Visitors Center at the Marsh House, the IRWD Learning Center, the Sea and Sage Audubon House and the Caretaker’s House. The Marsh House, a 1920’s era farm house from the original Irvine Ranch, is now home to an interpretive center where visitors can learn about the Marsh, water conservation and environmental protection. More info: http://www.seaandsageaudubon.org/SJWS/sjws.htm
From the San Diego Freeway (405), exit on Jamboree toward Newport Beach. At the 1st signal (which is Michelson), turn left. Continue on Michelson (past the old entrance to the SJWS) to the 5th signal which is Harvard and turn right. Drive to University & turn right. Drive to Campus & turn right. Stay in far right lane and immediately turn right onto Riparian View which will enter the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary
From Pacific Coast Highway (1) , exit on Jamboree and head inland through Newport Beach to Irvine. Turn right on Michelson. Continue on Michelson (past the old entrance to the SJWS) to the 5th signal which is Harvard and turn right. Drive to University & turn right. Drive to Campus & turn right. Stay in far right lane and immediately turn right onto Riparian View which will enter the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary
***By joining the meetup, you agree to Meetup Terms of Service releases the Organizer and Assistant Organizers from any liability related to incidents that occur at Meetup gatherings***
> YOU acknowledge THAT WE ARE NOT PROFESSIONALS.
> YOU ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOURSELF AND YOUR SAFETY
Hiking is a rewarding and pleasant activity in nature, but there are certain dangers you should be aware of. Those include, but are not limited to, trip and fall injuries, bee stings, poison oak exposure, ticks, coyotes, mountain lions, snake bites or wildlife. By signing up for this event, you agree to hold harmless the hike organizer, assistant organizers and other participants for any injuries sustained during this hike***