Sunday, December 9, noon to 4:00 p.m. Hike Pfeiffer Falls/Valley View trails in Big Sur. The 2.4-mile trail is easy to moderate. Walk among the giant redwoods, visit a rocky waterfall, and bring your camera for photo shoots. Those looking for a bigger workout and more expansive view can hike to the overlook bench with its vistas of the Big Sur River gorge.

Saturday, December 22, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Come hike a new trail on private land at the Santa Lucia Preserve. Meet at the church at 9:30 a.m. or at the preserve gate house (at the end of Rancho San Carlos Road, off of Carmel Valley Road) at 9:45 a.m. We will carpool to the trailhead, as it is difficult to find. Bring a picnic for lunch in a lovely redwood grove. The hike will be re-scheduled if it rains.

Contact Claudia Ward (373-5069 or or Cynthia Spencer (520-260-5158 or if you plan to come on either of these hikes.