The Guadalupe- Nipomo Dunes Center will host a hike on November 19 at Oso Flaco Lake, which sits just north of Guadalupe and offers visitors one of the most scenic — and definitely well hidden — natural areas along the state’s coastline.
This hike starts at 9:00 a.m., and participants are asked to meet at the trail head, located inside the white gate inside the parking lot area. Hikers will begin their adventure walking through a wooded area of arroyo willows and wax myrtle, where numerous species of songbirds make their homes, as they head to a bridge that crosses the lake.
Once across the lake, Ray will lead the group into the stabilized area of the dunes complex, where silver dune lupine, coyote bush, deer weed and dunes paintbrush flourish, and a wide variety of birds, reptiles, mammals and other plants also live and thrive.
Finally, hikers will make their way through the Guadalupe- Nipomo Dunes National Wildlife Refuge to the Enos Memorial statue. Hikers will learn about local environmental efforts that helped preserve the dunes.