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Coastal Hike, Episode Two 5/22/2010

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Written by Prima on 05/23/2010.

What a beautiful day for a hike on the Palos Verdes Peninsula!

About 65 total showed up for the hike (about 10 in our little group-myself and Young representing the Meetin contingent)!

We started from the top of the bluffs and started making our way down to the tide pool cove. Our docent, Don, was very knowledgeable in the local floral and fauna of the peninsula (native and non-native) and made frequent stops to educate us about the wildlife along the way: including cactus, mustard, castor seeds, lemonberry tree, and tobacco plants.

We worked our way down to the cove, fairly steep trails along the way, and definitely some challenging loose rocks along the beach (a bit scary for me with me being such off-balance at times!). We finally made it to the tide pools, which were teeming with some pretty amazing marine life: sea stars, sea urchins, hermit crabs, sea hares, and other creatures. No luck in spotting the lurking octopus on this day!

Fantastic day and an amazing hike!! I love SoCal!!

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