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Hakone Estate & Gardens

Culture | Saratoga

Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center

Culture | Ben Lomond

Mountain Community Theater

Culture | Ben Lomond

Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History

Culture | Santa Cruz

Felton Covered Bridge

Culture | Felton

Montalvo Arts Center

Culture | Saratoga

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Meditate at the Vajrapani Institute

10 | 30 | 2019

Retreat offers a situation where it’s possible to fulfill our basic human potential and develop all the positive qualities within ourselves. Lama Zopa Rinpoche The Santa Cruz Mountains hold many secrets. Spend a lifetime wandering the silent green paths and you’ll still be discovering it’s treasures after many years. The Vajrapani Institute for Wisdom Culture...

Abandoned Lime Kilns in Santa Cruz County

08 | 21 | 2019

They are quiet now. Ferns, mosses, and lichens cling to their stone walls. Shrubs and vines cascade over their buttresses. Trees sprout from their floors. Nature is slowly laying claim to Santa Cruz County’s historic lime kilns. Lime Kiln Legacies If you’ve ever hiked in the Santa Cruz Mountains, you may have wandered upon these...

Land of Medicine Buddha and the Eight Verses Trail

06 | 02 | 2019

Land of Medicine Buddha. The name evokes images of misty mountain peaks, pristine waterfalls surrounded by prayer flag wrapped trees, and silent orange-clad monks wandering hallways of simple yet dramatic temples. If that’s what you’re picturing, you’re pretty close to correct. The Land of Medicine Buddha, based in the Santa Cruz Mountains, is an environmentally...

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Butano State Park

Butano State Park doesn’t have the enormous ancient redwoods you’ll find at other Redwood State Parks, though it’s rumored that in some secret corner, far off-trail, there hides one of the tallest specimens in these mountains. Still, it more than makes up for lack of accessible old-growth groves with its biodiversity and panoramic views. The...

Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail

The Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail runs about 30 miles, depending on where you start and what side quests you settle on. Fulfilling the promise of its name, the trail dips, climbs and winds from the peaks of the Santa Cruz Mountains to the shores of the Pacific Ocean. On this epic journey, it passes waterfalls, springs and creeks, wetlands and chaparral...

Hunting for Banana Slugs

Banana slugs are fascinating, even mesmerizing to observe in person. Watching one slide its way down a portion of a miles-long trail or up the side of a towering redwood is a meditative experience. However, despite their low speeds, they’re not always the easiest organisms to track down. Like a good hunter does their prey,...

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Bigfoot Discovery Museum

Culture | Felton

Felton Covered Bridge

Culture | Felton

Felton Music Hall

Culture | Felton

Filoli

Culture | Woodside

Hakone Estate & Gardens

Culture | Saratoga

Land of Medicine Buddha

Culture | Santa Cruz

Montalvo Arts Center

Culture | Saratoga

Mountain Community Theater

Culture | Ben Lomond

New Museum Los Gatos

Culture | Los Gatos

San Lorenzo Valley Museum

Culture | Boulder Creek

Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park

Culture | Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center

Culture | Ben Lomond