Santa Cruz Mountains, CA

Photo: Des Callaghan
group photo
Dan went to Paris?

March 28 – 31, 2014
Santa Cruz Mountains, California

Organized by Ken Kellman

The 2014 SO BE FREE was held in the Santa Cruz Mountains approximately 1.5 hours south of San Francisco. We visited locations rich in limestone and marble, as well as marine sandstone deposits, supporting a number of rare endemic bryophytes. Habitats seen included coastal prairie, coast redwood forest, live oak forest, and chaparral scrub. Ken Kellman has a special interest in the bryoflora of Santa Cruz County and more information can be found at

We were based at YMCA Camp Campbell, 5 minutes north of Boulder Creek, which was a great venue with plenty of meeting space and good trails for the beginner walk right on the property. A great time was had by all!

Photos by Russ Kleinman — see more at:

Two bryologists
Two bryologists meet

Heaps of moss

smiling woman
This is fun

Another smiling woman
Oh yeah!