PTCA summer tree walk in Carlsbad. Mark Wisniewski will be leading a tree walk on a historic property in Carlsbad. This is with approval of Ms. Shelley Hayes Caron, the current owner of La Rinconada de Buena Vista, of the Rancho Agua Hedionda land grant of 1842. Shelley is a descendant of Juan Maria Romualdo Marron the original owner of the land grant that became parts of the cities of Carlsbad, Vista and Oceanside. This site predates California’s statehood in 1850 and will be a unique opportunity to connect trees and people throughout history. The large adobe house on the property was restored in the 1940's by the current owner's grandfather. There are other melted adobes nearby.
"Today the house, the melted Hayes adobe site, and the associated Indian archaeological sites make up the Marron-Hayes Historical District. The District has qualified for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places." (Sweet, 2003)
Address - 2000 Haymar Drive, Carlsbad 92008
Haymar Drive the first street South of Highway 78 and West of College Blvd. Go all the way to the cul de sac where the street dead ends. There is plenty of easy parking. There is a large boulder with a historical plaque attached. We would meet there to start the walk.
Time - Traffic can be heavy in the area so plan your travel time to arrive about 5:30.
Work or hiking shoes are recommended. Bring water.
60-90 minutes is a good estimate of the time for this walk.