Contact: Sue Evarts, Volunteer Coordinator, 760-839-4241 or 760-855-6316

Help Naturalist Don Parnell celebrate his 81st birthday by joining him on a 26.2 mile hike, covering all the trails of Daley Ranch, on Saturday, January 7, 2012.  Don’s hikes are fast paced, long, and not recommended for young children.  Hikers will be treated to an approximately 11-hour guided tour of all the trails on Daley Ranch.  Hikers are encouraged to bring headlamps, hiking poles, lots of snacks, and a lunch and to wear layered clothing and treaded hiking boots.  The hike begins at the Caballo Trailhead at 7:30 a.m.  To get to the Caballo Trailhead from Interstate 15, take the Valley Parkway exit in Escondido and go northeast about five miles.  Turn left at Bevin into the Eureka Springs development.  Follow the road toward the filtration plant entrance and turn right at the Escondido Humane Society sign (Volunteer Lane.)  Park in the dirt parking lot.