participate in an easy ranger-led walk. Please meet at park
headquarters. Additional hiking programs can be arranged by calling
Ranger Carroll at (949) 923-2200.
The Orange County Natural History Museum is at the Park entrance
and open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. See live
animals and displays of birds, fossils, butterflies and Indian
artifacts. The museum wants your recyclables! Bring your California
Redemption Value items to the recycling bins at Aliso and Woods
Canyons Wilderness Park.
For more information: (949) 831-3287 or www.ocnha.mus.ca.us.
8471 Pacific Coast Highway, Laguna Beach
Park Conditions, (949) 494-3539; Interpretive Programs, (949)
State Web site www.parks.ca.gov local Web site
The park is open from 6 a.m. to sunset daily, year-round, for
hiking, bicycling and equestrian use. Parking $5. Dogs are allowed
only on paved paths above the beach.
Special Activities: At 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 4, 5 and
12, join docent-led backcountry hikes. Hikes are three to five miles
and last about two hours. Be sure to bring water and wear hiking
boots. At 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, join Dean Schroeder for a
tracking hike. Reservations are required, and no more than 20 can
participate. At 7 p.m., Captain Dave Anderson from Dolphin Safari
will speak about our local marine mammals. He has spent four years
videotaping these animals and will present this information in
conjunction with the onset of the gray whale migration. Meet at El
Moro Visitor Center for backcountry hikes and lecture on marine
The El Moro Visitor Center is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays
and Sundays and from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Crystal Cove Historic District Visitor Center is open from 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday.
Crystal Cove Interpretive Assn. welcomes new volunteers. Call
The Irvine Ranch
The Nature Conservancy 714-832-7478 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Participants meet at Laguna Coast Wilderness Park Headquarters on
Laguna Canyon Road just south of the El Toro Road intersection. All