Newport Navigator Winter 2014 : Page 5

BUCK GULLY uLLY IT’S GREEN IN THE GULLY Spring is fast approaching and what better time to search for all things green than on St. Patrick’s Day! Take an easy-paced stroll through the bottom of Buck Gully to explore the lush green plants that call this canyon home. The trip will take you on a 3.5-mile round trip hike in the morning, so please wear layered clothes to adjust as the day warms up. • 3.5 mile hike • Diffi culty: Easy-Moderate OASIS SENIOR CENTER (5 th & Marguerite parking lot) 3/17 M 9:00am-12:30pm 16yrs-Adult FREE RESERVE UPPER LOOP SUNSET HIKE Explore the richness of Newport Beach’s Buck Gully Reserve as we hike during a beautiful, cool winter evening. The stream is running and the winter skies are clear, making for a fantastic sunset hike in a natural oasis amid the suburban surroundings. We’ll walk along San Joaquin Hills Road for a short dis-tance which is a ridge overlooking Buck Gully and then drop down into the canyon on the Bobcat Trail and loop back through the upper end of the gully along the Buck Gully Trail. • 4 mile hike • Diffi culty: Moderate NEWPORT COAST COMMUNITY CENTER 2/22 Sa 5:00-7:00pm 8yrs-Adult FREE VOLUNTEER IN BUCK GULLY To become a volunteer maintaining trails or leading programs in Buck Gully,visit . 949-644-3244 5

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