The Oberlin Alumni Club of San Francisco Bay Area invites you to an Elephant Seal Guided Walk at the Ano Nuevo Marine Education Center in the Ano Nuevo State Park on Saturday, February 25, 2023. December 15, 2022 to March 31, 2023 is breeding season, so the elephant seals are hauled up on the beaches of Ano Nuevo at this time, along with their pups.
Date: February 25, 2023
8:45 a.m. - Gather at the Marine Education Center
9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. - Elephant Seal Guided Walk
*We have reached capacity for this event. Space may become available should registrants have a change in plans. Please "register" if you would like to be placed on the waitlist.*
This guided walk takes the full two-and-a-half hours and is 3-4 miles in distance with most of the walking taking place on boardwalks and sand dunes.
Ano Nuevo State Park is roughly 30 miles south of Half Moon Bay on California State Route 1. The exit is well marked.
Public transit: no busses available.
Don't forget binoculars, camera, sunscreen, and water. As with any California coastal event, wear layers; it can be cold and windy. Food cannot be consumed during the walk (but there are picnic tables at the Marine Education Center for before and after).
HEAVY RAIN CANCELS EVENT: If there is inclement weather, please call or text me on my cell one hour ahead of the hike for the status.
Event leader: Ed Milner '79. Cell phone (415) 260-2458.
Disclaimer: With your participation in this event, you recognize that the College's role in the event is solely isolated to organizing the individuals' participation and further recognize the College and event hosts do not control the conditions or circumstances of the hike or of the accompanying event(s). Your participation is at your own risk, and you are responsible for your wellbeing.