“Official” App Launch Party: Come Join Us!

Come celebrate the launch of our new app. Tuesday October 27th at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History | 6:30 to 8:30 pm | 705 Front Street | Santa Cruz. A free event.
Come celebrate the launch of our new app. Tuesday October 27th at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History | 6:30 to 8:30 pm | 705 Front Street | Santa Cruz. A free event.

What: Mobile Ranger App Launch Party
Where: Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History | 705 Front Street (Atrium)
When: Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Cost: Free

Help kick off the official launch of “Mobile Ranger Guides,” our new app. Come join us for natural and human history trivia games, and listen to fun and crazy stories by local experts. Will you be able to tell the real history from the not so real? Win a cool “Place Puzzle” if you can.

Come to the launch party and you could win one of our place puzzles. Each puzzle comes with the subjects history inside. You won't find them anywhere else.
Come to the launch party and you could win one of our place puzzles. Each puzzle comes with the subject’s history inside. You won’t find them anywhere else!

Six New Tours

At the launch we will be releasing six new tours about the natural and human history of Santa Cruz County. That will bring the total number of tours in our free app “Mobile Ranger Guides” to 16! The tours are made by local historians, non-profit organizations, and rangers from Mobile Ranger. It’s high quality content made by locals who know and love Santa Cruz County.

The first two tours feature local scenic highways: our South Skyline Boulevard tour, and the Highway 17 tour, described below.

South Skyline Boulevard (Highway 35)

This tour begins at the junction of Skyline Boulevard and Highway 84 (La Honda Road) and has eight stops along the way. Skyline Boulevard is more than just a transportation corridor and this tour indicates many spectacular views and unnoticed historical highlights. This tour is by Janet Schwind and the South Skyline Historical Society.

1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupe, stopped on Old La Honda road in La Honda, California, 2010. Photo by Grummblecakes.
1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupe, stopped on Old La Honda road off Skyline Boulevard. Photo by Grummblecakes.

Highway 17 Tour

This driving tour will take you along the winding Highway 17 to uncover the many unique stories including submerged ghost towns, a one eyed cross dressing stage coach driver, and a very questionably “holy city” tucked away in the mountains. This tour is by rangers from Mobile Ranger.

Holy City circa 1920s. Photo courtesy of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History.
Holy City circa 1920s. Photo courtesy of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History.

Read about the other 4 tours here.

To see all the currently released tours in Mobile Ranger Guides click here.

Join the Community

Santa Cruz has a large number of people interested in local natural and human history: come to the event, meet and connect with many of these people at our Mobile Ranger Guides app launch party!

If you represent a non-profit, or are a naturalist or historian with content you would like to get more exposure, come and learn how it’s done—Mobile Ranger style! We welcome content about Santa Cruz County and beyond.

If you review the app on the Apple or Android app store you’ll get my personal thanks and special VIP treatment at the release party! Just e-mail julia@mobileranger.com and tell me the name/userid of your review.

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About The Author

I really enjoy field trips. I love being in a cool place and having someone tell me about it. The problem is, you can’t always find a professor or park ranger-type to tell you all they know about the local rocks, plants, and history. So I decided to combine my love of things natural with mobile technology.

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