Be Prepared

  • Personal transportation will be required and carpooling, or small groups are encouraged. 
  • Attendees may be required to hike trails with Moderate to Strenuous ratings to reach sampling locations, and should expect to hike up to 4-6 miles. 
  • Attendees may need to travel slightly off trail on steep terrain to obtain viable leaf samples. 
  • While we don’t expect volunteers to walk through poison oak, as with any hiking excursion, everyone should be aware that contact with poison oak may occur. 
  • Dress appropriately for the conditions footwear and clothing compatible for hiking recommended.
  • Food and drink will not be provided.  Bring sufficient water and food as you see fit to accommodate your needs.
  • Sampling will occur rain or shine!