Friday, March 17, 2017
Mark your calendars for our next hike on March 17 at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. Be there at 10 am for a trip to Neptune, part of the Planet Walk. We will follow the Creekside, Hillside, and Brushy Peak trails, stopping for snacks just beyond the Neptune marker. The total distance is 5-6 miles, with an elevation gain of 700 ft. This moderate hike should take about 3 1/2 hours, including lunch at the picnic area across from the parking lot.
We will leave from the main parking area (past the kiosk and to your left) at 10 am. Please bring water, a snack, and lunch. Sponsors: Jack London Park Partners, Team Sugarloaf, and CA parks.
Hood Mountain Regional Park
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Please join Bill and Dave Hikes Saturday, March 11, as we explore a new addition to Hood Mountain Regional Park, the former Lawson property. Meet us at 9:45 AM at the main Los Guilicos Road parking lot for a prompt 10 AM departure. This 8.5 mile hike will have an elevation gain of 1400 feet and last approximately 4.5 hours. Wear weather appropriate clothing and bring a lunch and liquids. DRIVING DIRECTIONS: Turn north off of Highway 12 at Pythian Road. Angle left onto Rancho Los Guilicos Road, and then park at the first parking lot on the right.
Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Please join Bill and Dave Hikes Saturday, March 18, at 9:15 AM as “Bill & Dave Hikes” and the Sonoma Ecology Center present the annual “Brunch on Bald” to benefit Team Sugarloaf. We are offering two ways to reach the summit brunch. If you enjoy our strenuous hikes, climb with us to the top of Bald Mountain (6.5 miles roundtrip and 1500’ elevation gain). If you’re not up for the climb, Team Sugarloaf partners will be happy to chauffeur you to the top! This is a rare opportunity for non-hikers to enjoy the mountaintop, as vehicles are not normally permitted. Either way, you will enjoy a hearty picnic brunch and incredible 360-degree views. This special event is by reservation only. Tickets are $35 per adult and $10 for children ages 10-17. With a ride to the top, the ticket cost is $60 per person. All tickets include brunch. For more information and to purchase tickets visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2726330
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.