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Living with Wildlife Hike in Almaden Quicksilver County Park – July 10, 2010

Photo of Bobcat

Photo by Len Blumin

Join the New Almaden Quicksilver County Park Association for its Living With Wildlife Hike in the Almaden Quicksilver County Park. You will learn about Almaden’s mountain lion, bobcat, and coyote neighbors, and how they depend on the park and humans to survive.

This is a 2.6-mile moderate/strenuous hike (small children not advised due to some steep trail sections). Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water and sun protection.

Meet at the Almaden Quicksilver County Park Hacienda Parking Lot Entrance, which is located at the south end of New Almaden (directions). The Living with Wildlife Hike is being held Saturday, July 10, 2010 from 10am to 12pm.

For more information call the Calero County Park at 408-268-3883.

History Hike in Almaden Quicksilver County Park – May 22 and July 10, 2010

Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum Exhibit Photo

The Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum and New Almaden Quicksilver County Park Association is holding a History Hike in the Almaden Quicksilver County Park.

The hike will be informative and entertaining, and a great way to get outdoors for some exercise and to enjoy the beauty of the New Almaden Quicksilver County Park.

On this hike you will step back in time and learn what it was like to be a quicksilver (i.e., mercury) miner in New Almaden in the mining heyday of the mid nineteenth century. You will ride by van up into the park and then go on a 5-mile hike to various historic sites and stop to have lunch in the park.

Bring a brown-bag lunch, water, sturdy hiking shoes, and sun protection. The tour is $7 per person. Reservations are required. For more information call the Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum at 408-323-1107.

Meet at the Almaden Quicksilver County Park Hacienda Parking Lot Entrance, which is located at the south end of New Almaden (directions). The History Hike is being held on two different days. The first is Saturday, May 22, 2010 from 9am to 1:30pm. The second is Saturday, July 10, 2010 from 9am to 1:30pm.

If you can’t make either of the hikes, Ron Horii has created some really detailed and helpful information about the Almaden Quicksilver County Park, including beautiful pictures of the park, descriptions of the trails, and information about the Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum.

Hike in Almaden Quicksilver County Park

AllTrailsThe San Jose Hiking Meetup Group is hiking 8.5 miles of trails in Almaden Quicksilver County Park. The hike will last approximately four hours, and has a difficulty rating of moderate/strenuous.

The group is meeting at the park entrance on McAbee Road and Whispering Pines Drive in Almaden Valley on Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 9:30am. More information about the hike is available on AllTrails.

Wildflower Scavenger Hunt in Quicksilver County Park in Almaden Valley

WildflowerNew Almaden Quicksilver County Park Association is holding a Wildflower Scavenger Hunt.

Join Kitty Monahan and Friends of New Almaden Quicksilver County Park Association as they take you on a wildflower scavenger hunt through various stations at Jacque Ridge along Wood Road Trail in Almaden Quicksilver Park.

The meeting location is at the Wood Road parking lot. The event is Saturday, April 10, 2010 from 10am to 2pm. For more information call 408-355-2240. More: http://bit.ly/aF2pAp.

Geocaching at Almaden Quicksilver County Park

Intro to Geocaching at Almaden Quicksilver County Park. Meet at Hicks Road parking lot. 1/16/2010, 8:45 am – 12:00 pm. Reservations required. Call 408-355-2240. http://bit.ly/6ZtyQb