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Ano Nuevo - March 18, 2017

What: Ano Nuevo, Elephant Seal Guided Walk
When: March 18, 2017
Who: All Troop 33 Scouts
Limit: 20-21 Scouts + 4 adults
Cost: $13
SIC: George Poppitz
SMIC: Chris Webb
Activity Coordinator: Caroline Tice
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Northern elephant seals come ashore to give birth and mate from early December through March. Bull seals engage in battles for breeding access to the females from early December through January. Pregnant females come ashore to pup from late December to early February, and mothers nurse their pups for about a month before mating and returning to the sea. By early March, most of the adults have returned to the sea. Pups remain behind through March basking in the sun and learning to swim in the intertidal zones. 

Año Nuevo State Park offers docent-guided walks between December 15 and March 31, which feature the elephant seals in their natural habitat. Walks last about 2.5 hours, and consist of a moderately strenuous 3 mile hike over sand and sloping terrain. Be prepared for windy, rainy conditions, as well as muddy trails. Layered clothing, sturdy shoes, and hooded rain gear are recommended . Bring bottled water for drinking as there is none available during the walk. Walks take place rain or shine. Food or beverages are not sold at the Park, and water is not available on the trail. Picnic tables are available for use before, or after guided walks.

We have 20 tickets for the 10:00 tour, and 5 tickets for the 10:15 tour, on Saturday, March 18.  After the tour we will eat lunch before returning to LAUMC.  After the tour we will picnic at the park (scouts bring their own lunches) before heading back..


  8:00  am  Meet at LAUMC
  8:30  am  Depart LAUMC -- must depart on time, so as not to miss tours!!
  9:40  am  Arrive at Ano Nuevo & pick up tour tickets (must pick up tickets by 9:45am)
10:00 - 12:30  First group takes tour
10:15 - 12:45  Second group takes tour
 12:45 - 1:45 lunch
    2:45 (??)  Arrive back at LAUMC 


Checks are accepted by the Activity Coordinator, or you can pay below for an additional fee.

Online Pay ($13 + $0.70 fee)


Judy Bergwerk,
Mar 22, 2017, 1:34 PM
Caroline Tice,
Feb 5, 2017, 4:33 PM