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Jack London State Historic Park presents new Redwood Experience


“There is a redwood tree waiting to meet you,” says California Naturalist Laura Wagner, who will lead the new Redwood Experience at Jack London State Historic Park on Saturday, Nov. 13.

Participants in this mix of hiking, scientific learning, sensory activities, and mindful meditation will discover the fortifying energy of the forest as they travel to the park’s only ancient redwood, the 2,000-year-old giant of Sonoma Mountain.

The group will take a moderately paced 4-mile hike, gaining 620 feet in elevation, stopping occasionally for experiences using touch, scent, sound, and sight to connect with the environment and encounter the forest in a new way.

The event will conclude with a guided redwood meditation session, ending at about noon.

Wagner, who has been a volunteer at the park since 2017, advises participants to bring water, a bandana or eye mask (to be used during the activities), and layered clothing. The hike takes place on uneven, rocky terrain so sturdy shoes or hiking boots are recommended.

The Redwood Experience is limited to 12 people maximum.

Participants will meet at 9:30 a.m. in the ranch parking lot, to the right of the park’s entrance kiosk.

Tickets are $10 per person, in addition to the $10 per car entry fee.

Reservations are required and can be made at https://jacklondonpark. com/events/the-redwood-experience- november-13-2021/.