SO BE FREE - 2014


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 hour south of San Francisco. We visited locations is 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:

© Russ Kleinman

© Russ Kleinman