Update on the 3rd Annual OC Parks Wilderness Celebration

Update on the 3rd Annual OC Parks Wilderness Celebration in the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks:

Sponsors at the 3rd Annual OC Parks Wilderness Celebration in the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks                          guide with participants at 3rd Annual OC Parks Wilderness Celebration in the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks

The Celebration of the third anniversary of OC Parks Irvine Ranch Open Space was a success. This annual event saw over 150 in attendance. There was a diverse group of participants including children, teens, seniors, bicyclists and equestrians. The day included self-guided hiking and biking, and docent-led hikes. After refreshments and a visit to the community partner fair, participants explored historic Black Star Canyon and trails in Baker Canyon.  All participants could receive tee shirts and bandannas  supplied by the Orange County Parks, Eco friendly aluminum water bottles donated by the Irvine Company, and  SPF 15 Lip balm from the Irvine Ranch Conservancy.  Many other Local and County agencies were there to support this annual event.

IRC Trail Guides              view of Irvine lake

This stunning area is known for soaring sandstone cliffs, Red-tailed hawks flying overhead, and majestic panoramas of the Santa Ana Mountains, as well as diverse sage scrub and chaparral habitats with many rare species of plants and animals. Routes of varying levels of distance and difficulty were open, including scenic trail loops.