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 will have two nights and three days on the trail. Discover the beautiful land and redwoods just beyond camp and learn essential backpacking skills. Hike 13 ½ miles through the Santa Cruz mountains plus a trip to 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.