Come Hike With Us!
Join us to explore the trails and walkways of the Santa Barbara foothills, Santa Ynez Mountains, and local beaches. Most hikes are moderate in altitude gain and difficulty, requiring adequate health and physical ability.* However, we choose hikes that offer a range in level of difficulty and length so that a majority of those interested will be able to participate.
Proper clothing includes layers for wind and cold, footwear appropriate for uneven surfaces, rocks, and dirt trails (eg., tennis shoes w/ vibram soles, light hiking boots), hat, sunblock, small daypack with water – (suggested 2 liters), snack, etc.
Come enjoy the exercise, beautiful trails & hikes in Santa Barbara, and the good company of other CBB nature lovers!
(Please RSVP to Patricia@PatriciaSchwartz.com
Cell for hike weekend only: 805-453-0696)
CONGREGATION B’NAI BRITH HIKING GROUP
Your Guides: Patricia Schwartz & Dean Janoff
“The Skies are Clear and the Rain has Stopped”
(Please RSVP to Patricia@PatriciaSchwartz.com; Cell for hike weekend only: 805-453-0696)
WE ARE WALKING!! Beautiful Ellwood Butterfly Preserve/Bluff and Beach: SATURDAY, June 10, 4:00pm -6pm. Bring a HAT, sunscreen, sun glasses, one Qrt. water, extra layer for wind, moisture, proper walking shoes. For those interested, we will go to the Bacara directly afterwards for no-host cocktails and snacks.
Monarch butterflies migrate to Goleta each November through February and this amazing sight is best viewed at the Goleta Butterfly Grove. The site is open sunrise to sunset with no admission fee, but the City of Goleta does accept donations to support the Monarch Butterfly Docent Program. The grove is adjacent to the Sperling Preserve on the Ellwood Mesa. The Ellwood Mesa open space includes 137 acres of natural terrain with designated trails and beach access. While we do not expect to see Monarchs this time of year, we will have less people and a wonderful walk through this beautiful area.
DIRECTIONS: Exit Highway 101 at Hollister Avenue and turn toward the ocean. Turn le onto Hollister Avenue. After .6 miles, turn right at the stoplight for Ellwood School. Free parking is available in the lot at the Ellwood Mesa Open Space. Parking lot GPS coordinates: 34.429018, -119.897017.
The grove is a little over a half-mile from the parking lot and perhaps another half-mile to the bluffs and beach beyond. Trail markers highlight the path. Wear sturdy shoes and bring binoculars to maximize your viewing experience.
*Please note: You will be asked to sign a waiver at the beginning of each hike declaring that you understand the physical demands for the present hike; and that you declare yourself healthy and able to “complete” the designated hiking trail.
Hikers are to assume they will complete the entire hike with the group, unless an emergency or other unanticipated event necessitates an early return. No one will be left alone or unaccompanied on the hike. The hiking leaders reserve the right to deny participation if anyone appears to unprepared, unfit, ill, or sufficiently physically challenged to pose a significant risk for harm, or an inability to complete the hike as planned; however, CBB and the group leaders assume no legal liabililty for participants for any injuries or harm incurred during or as a result of participation in a CBB Hiking Group hike.
Please use good sense in deciding the appropriateness of each hike for you.