Grass Mountain Day

San Rafael Mountains

Midland sits in the foothills of the San Rafael Mountains, part of the Los Padres National Forest. Our dominant physical feature is Grass Mountain to the northeast, which rises to an elevation of 3,668 feet (Midland is at about 1,200 feet). In the spring, the face of Grass usually erupts with lupine and poppies, making it a wonderfully inviting destination. Each year during this time, the entire student body and faculty hikes to the summit and enjoys lunch at the top. The trail follows Alamo Pintado Creek for a couple miles, then veers straight up along the edge of the mountain to the peak. Climbing Grass Mountain is a difficult endeavor, and every hiker who reaches the summit should be proud.

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top of Grass Mountain
Reaching the summit

 

"Climbing Grass Mountain is a metaphor for Midland because Midland is all about pushing yourself and supporting each other -- and succeeding! And that's exactly what climbing Grass Mountain is about!"
~ Ammaria Kjos '12

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