Join David Chipping on a field trip along the ocean bluffs of the Junge Ranch addition to Hearst San Simeon State Park featuring spring wildflowers in open grasslands above coastal cliffs and tide pools. Meet at 9:15 am at the north end of the property (see directions below). The hike on the coastal bluffs will be mostly flat on dirt trails and less than 2 miles. The views are amazing but it is difficult to get down to the ocean from this trail so we will be focusing on upland plants. Bring water, snacks, sun protection, sturdy shoes, and dress in layers for the weather. A plant list for San Simeon is on our website here.
After the 2-hour hike, consider heading south to the Cambria Wildflower Show to enjoy hundreds of bouquets of local native plants and a well-stocked CNPS sales table with books, t-shirts and other items to help you enjoy and explore the rest of the spring wildflower season.
Rain or threat of rain cancels the hike (but the Cambria Wildflower Show will be indoors all weekend for enjoying).
Optional carpools will meet at 8:30 am in the parking lot to the Spencers Grocery Store in Morro Bay at 2650 Main St (35.38966,-120.85817).
Directions: from Highway 1 on the south end of the commercial area (motels) of the small community of San Simeon, turn west on Vista Del Mar Avenue and park alongside the road at the dead end near the ocean (35.60959,-121.14376) in time for 9:15 am start of hike.
Click link for the hike start location https://goo.gl/maps/yxtFdZQ4mfSf2BWWA