Johanna Bakker led the ramblers on a hike at Wilder Ranch in Santa Cruz and enjoyed cool ocean breezes and mild temperatures. It was a trail that we looped around and some people went partway, rested, and then met up with the group on their return. We had a late lunch at a downtown restaurant Laili in Santa Cruz that had excellent tasty dishes with Silk Road flavors. Afterward eight long hikers returned for an additional four mile hike.
The long hikers on Saturday, July 25th led by Nancy Rumple did an 8 mile hike through the Redwoods with an elevation gain of 1200 ft from Saratoga up to Skyline Boulevard. The Ramblers visited other features of the park such as the Redwood log Welch-Hurst house (1908) that is now used as a Hostel.