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Jack London State Historic Park

Friday, January 13, 2017

Join us at Jack London State Historic Park on Friday January 13 as we explore less-traveled trails. Originally scheduled in October, this hike was rained out. Let’s hope for better weather this time around. (We will go in light rain, but heavy rain or wind cancels.)

Our route takes us through madrone and oak forest to Jack's lake followed by a steady uphill climb to Cowan and Hayfields trails. We will stop for lunch at a picnic area in a redwood grove. A moderate 7 1/2  miles with an elevation gain of about 1200 feet. Estimated time 4 hours including a leisurely lunch stop.  

We will meet at the ranch parking lot (to the right just beyond the kiosk) at 9:45 am for a prompt 10:00 am departure. There is a park entrance fee of $10 per vehicle. Please wear good hiking boots and bring water and a lunch.  

This hike is sponsored by Jack London Park Partners.


Bill and Dave Hikes

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Please join us Saturday, January 21, for a hike to Brushy Peaks at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park.  Meet us at 9:45 AM in the main parking lot for a prompt 10 AM departure.  This is an ambitious hike for those who want to see the entire rim of the park and enjoy lunch with spectacular vistas on the ridge top separating Napa and Sonoma counties.  This nine mile, rain or shine, strenuous hike has a total elevation gain of 1800 feet and will last approximately five hours.  Wear sturdy hiking shoes and layered clothing, and bring lunch with plenty to drink.   Please consider carpooling and note there is an $8 vehicle admission fee. 

Bill & Dave Hikes are sponsored by Sonoma County Regional Parks, the Bay Area Ridge Trail Council, California State Parks, Jack London Park Partners, and Team Sugarloaf.  For more information, contact Bill at 833-6288, Dave at 539-8847, and visit our web site www.billanddavehikes.com which includes our future hiking dates through May.  Dave and I have been leading free monthly hikes in Sonoma County for 16+ years.



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