Refuge From The Heat: Sky Islands And Climate Refugia                                           In The Deserts Of Southern California.

The mountains of Southern California rise above the surrounding desert like islands in the ocean. Many unique species found nowhere else on Earth have evolved and flourished on these “sky islands, but how will these isolated plants and animals adapt to a rapidly changing climate? 1-hour presentation, followed by a special hike highlighting some of the unique species of the San Jacinto Mountains – found nowhere else on Earth! Led by Colin Barrows, Conservation Coordinator at the Friends of the Desert Mountains, Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument.

Date: Saturday, July 7, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m. to about 12:00 p.m. We suggest arriving at the valley tram station no later than 8:00 a.m. Tram tickets may be purchased in advance online.
Place: Nichols Room at the tram mountain station, on the ground floor to the left of the patio two levels down from the tram.
Difficulty Level: easy to moderate
Distance:  3 miles round trip
Destination: Long Valley and more
Preparation:  It will be about 30 degrees cooler than the desert floor, dress accordingly. Bring water and consider snacks.

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Present your NHA membership card and receive a 20% ticket discount on tram fare and 10% on food.

Booking:  A reservation is required.  Only one booking is permitted at a time. For more than one, simply fill out the form again with the information for each additional enrollee and submit. Overbookings will be waitlisted and if space becomes available enrollee will be notified in order of priority.

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