Angeles Crest Creamery Goat Hike
Come join the herd on a short relaxing hike in the San Gabriel Mountains. Learn about the unique landscape at Angeles Crest Creamery and how the goats fit into the ecosystem, what they eat and how their forage behavior changes seasonally. Information will be shared about the land and the herd, 4 years into this experiential project.
This is usually a slow, easy hike, that’s more about enjoying the company of the goats and surroundings than getting a lot of exercise. However, sometimes rough terrain is covered or the hike takes you through brush. So, good shoes and long pants are recommended. The hike will last around an hour, depending on the mood of the herd; the rest of the time is available for hanging out with the animals, having a picnic, or enjoying all-you-can eat cabrito tacos from the Creamery’s Airstream cafe (included with your ticket purchase).
What to bring: Refillable water bottle, layered clothing, hat for protection from the sun. Tacos provided, or bring your own picnic. Some people experience symptoms of altitude sickness at this mile high elevation. Drink extra water the evening before you come to help avoid dehydration.
What not to bring: Animals, especially dogs (we have plenty of our own). Children too young to walk on their own for an hour or so (strollers and sagebrush are difficult companions). Treats for the animals.
These educational events are also fundraisers for research.
This is an operational ranch and there are real dangers here including goats with horns, sharp objects to step on, and rocks to trip over. Children must be closely supervised at all times.
Can’t join this time? Book a private stay on the ranch: https://www.angelescrestcreamery.com
To purchase tickets, click on the website link on the left.