What better way to celebrate independence, than to be surrounded by the richness and majesty of the natural world? Spend this Fourth of July weekend with wilderness expedition leader Gary Marcoccia, exploring all the beauty that summer on the rustic coast of Santa Cruz has to offer—one of America's greatest riches.
Through beginning-level hikes in the redwood forests, informal sharing, nature journaling, and nature-related teachings on science, philosophy, culture, and history, you will:
- Explore humanity's place in the natural world across cultures, geographies, and traditions
- Learn the techniques of native peoples for walking relaxed, free, and centered, while maintaining efficient and powerful movement
- Spend time "in your body" and in touch with your senses while moving through nature
Be inspired by the words and actions of well-known naturalists and poets, and in turn reflect on what nature means to you.
Come to 1440 and enjoy wholesome food, get your heart pumping in the pure sea air, and disconnect and reenergize in ways that only nature can provide.