January 25, 2008
Note: Winter is rainy season. Parks remain closed for two or more days after significant rainfall. ? CRYSTAL COVE STATE PARK Crystal Cove State Park, 8471 N. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, has 3.5 miles of beach and 2,000 acres of undeveloped woodland. $10 day-use parking fee. The park is open 6 a.m. to sunset daily. Docent-led backcountry hikes are scheduled for most Saturdays and Sundays at 9 a.m. Hikes are three to five miles and last about two hours. Note: Hikes meet at one of these locations: El Moro Visitor Center ?
November 7, 2003
When it seems like developments are popping up everywhere and the concrete jungle is closing in on us, it's a good time to recall the work of three groups that make our lives immeasurably better. Even if you don't get out to the trails too often, you can appreciate the work of Laguna Greenbelt Inc., the Laguna Canyon Foundation and the Laguna Canyon Conservancy. There are large open spaces all around Laguna that were fought for or are maintained by these nonprofit groups.
April 19, 2002
Hikers led by the light from a full moon saw surrounding Laguna wilderness at night and practiced yoga while at the same time donating $150 toward the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. The full moon hike, co-sponsored by Laguna Greenbelt Inc. board member Laura Stahlberg and Laguna Yoga studio owner Johnna Trimmer, climbed through 3 1/2 miles of the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park on March 30. It offered 27 hikers a chance to see spring wildflowers, red-tailed hawks and fossilized scallop shells.
January 23, 2004
Send AROUND TOWN items to the Laguna Beach Coastline-Pilot, P.O. Box 248, Laguna Beach, CA 92652; fax to 494-8979; call (949) 494-4321 or at e-mail coastlinepilot@ latimes.com. Submissions must be received two weeks before publication. SATURDAY GREENBELT RESTORATION DAYS Laguna Greenbelt Restoration Days is looking for people to join park volunteers for a morning of habitat restoration in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. Laguna Greenbelt, Inc. has planned a series of restoration days on the third Saturday of each month through June 2004.
October 7, 2005
LAGUNA COAST WILDERNESS PARK Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, 20101 Laguna Canyon Road; reservations and information, (949) 923-2235; o7www.ocparks.comf7. Open weekends, 7 a.m. to sunset. Parking lot hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Willow Canyon on Laguna Canyon Road, just south of the El Toro Road intersection. Open to hikers, equestrians and mountain bikers on specified trails; parking, $3. Tours led by Laguna Greenbelt Inc. at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 and 15. Laurel Loop hike, 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct.22.