Capture the magic of the Big Basin/Santa Cruz area as you carry your own gear on a trek in the surrounding areas and redwoods of the state park system. New backpackers welcome; just need to be in good physical condition and interested in hiking. Campers need to provide their own gear: i.e. boots, backpack and sleeping bag. Attendance at a pre-camp meeting is mandatory, where you bring your already-packed backpack and we will do a final check of your gear and equipment. Meeting date: July 12. Campers spend three nights and four days on the trail. This is a more challenging 23-mile hike with a spectacular view of the Santa Cruz Mountains. We will depart from Camp Skylark, hike the Skyline to the Sea trail and end at Waddell Beach. Experienced backpackers are encouraged, but not required. However, placement in this unit is subject to evaluation by our backpacking staff. The next day we will enjoy a fun outing at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk! Plus Package also includes a hooded, front-zip sweatshirt and a handy postage-paid stationery/pen set for ease in writing home.