Balboa Park to BareBottle Brewery with a side of whimsy

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Meeting Location: Balboa Park Bart Station outside on Geneva
Date: Saturday August 26
Time: 1:00PM – 4:00PM
Miles: 6
Contact Phone: 805-895-9139 only TEXT if necessary you do not need to RSVP

Hike Description:

We will meet at Balboa Park Bart entrance on Geneva Avenue. From there we will trek over to the Cayuga Playground. One of the park’s most interesting features is the story of its retired and longtime gardener and local legend of sorts, Demetrio Braceros, who transformed Cayuga Park’s naturalistic surroundings into works of art. His unique themed gardens and whimsical woodcarvings were featured on the PBS television series ‘California’s Golden Parks’ and in the San Francisco Chronicle. We will then walk through the Excelsior to John McClaren Park. Established in 1927, the park is named for John McLaren, the ‘grandfather of Golden Gate Park.’ It’s an immense Natural Area of scenic meadows, grassland and wetland habitat. More than 7 miles of walking trails meander through its 312 acres, replete with native plants and wildlife. That will make us super duper thirsty so we will end at BareBottle Brewery on Cortland.

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