Join this photo expedition along Pine Flat Road with ecologist, photographer and ACR Education Specialist Dave Self. With several stops along the road and on a few short walks, we’ll search for beautiful, evocative or interesting scenes or details (clouds, distant mountains, reflections in the creek, mosses up close, raindrops on a leaf). Click here to view a few of Dave’s photos.
$20 per person suggested donation. Contributions support the preservation, education and conservation science programs of Audubon Canyon Ranch. All donations are greatly appreciated!
Questions? Contact ACR Education Specialist David Self by email or phone 707.431.8184 ext. 503
The Modini Mayacamas Preserves This private nature sanctuary, owned and managed by Audubon Canyon Ranch, has a range of different public access opportunities. Pine Flat Road, a public county road with pullouts, meanders through the preserve, allowing visitors to enjoy the views and birdwatching from roadside pullouts anytime without appointment. Please drive very cautiously, this is a one lane winding road with very limited sight lines.
Steep, Wild Country, No Facilities, No Pets Please dress for the weather and bring at least one quart of drinking water. You may also wish to bring a hat, an extra layer, and a snack. There are no toilets, no water fountains, no restaurants, no trash collection…this is a primitive and wild place! Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the outing. For hikes you will want shoes that protect your toes and give you good traction on uneven ground, such as sneakers or hiking boots. Please leave your pets at home.