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Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

Bald Mountain Hike

We return to Sugarloaf Ridge State Park on Friday, October 9 for a hike to the top of Bald Mountain. Our route is along Lower Bald, Bald Mountain, Vista, Headwaters and Red Mountain trails.  Expect incredible scenery on the aptly named Vista trail and some narrow and more challenging uphill climbs along Headwaters trail. This moderate to strenuous hike is 7 miles (6 miles if we decide to turn west on Red Mountain) with an elevation gain of 1700 feet. We will be on the trails about 4 to 4 1/2 hours, including rest stops and a lunch break.  We will leave promptly at 9:00 am.   Drive past the kiosk and park in the main parking lot on the left. Entry fee is $8 ($7 seniors).  Please bring plenty of water and a bag lunch. 

Sponsored by Team Sugarloaf and Valley of the Moon Natural History Association. Information: laurahikes@yahoo.com

Bill and Dave Hikes

Hood Mountain Hike

 Please join us Saturday, October 17, for a hike on the Johnson Ridge Trail at Hood Mountain Regional Park.  We will meet at 9:15 AM for a prompt 9:30 AM departure.  Our plans are to hike from just north of Highway 12 up to the Hood Mountain Trail, cross over to the Hood Mountain summit, enjoy Gunsight Rock for lunch, and then return.  This is a very strenuous hike of 11 miles with an elevation gain of 2400 feet and will last approximately six hours.  Plan to wear layered clothing and sturdy hiking shoes.  Bring a lunch and plenty of liquids and remember we hike rain or shine.  DIRECTIONS:  Turn north off of Highway 12 at Pythian Road.  Angle left onto Rancho Los Guilicos Road and park at the first parking lot on the right.  

“Bill & Dave Hikes” are sponsored by Team Sugarloaf, Sonoma County Regional Parks, and the Valley of the Moon Natural History Association.  You can access our web page directly at www.billanddavehikes.com.  Add us to your “Favorites” list for fast and accurate information about our hikes including our remaining 2015 schedule.  If you have questions, please call Dave at 539-8847 or Bill at 833-6288.




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