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Prior to European settlement, the Bay Area was home to a mosaic of Native American tribal communities and many frequented the Santa Cruz Mountains. Join docents Kim Borick, Sarah Schoen, and Farhana Kazi for a leisurely-paced hike with frequent stops along the Ipiwa and Sunny Jim Trails. Historical perspective, including California native people’s management and use of indigenous plants, animals, and raw materials will be shared. You’ll discover what brought the first people time and again to these mountains. Engaged children 12 years and older are welcome. Bring lunch to enjoy at Alpine Pond following the hike.Where to Meet: Meet at the main Preserve parking lot on the northwest corner of the Skyline Boulevard (Highway 35) and Page Mill/Alpine Road intersection (across Skyline Blvd. on the right). Those traveling from I-280 on Page Mill Rd. should allow approximately 40 minutes travel time.