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Friday Nature Hikes

Jack London State Historic Park

Friday, April 21, 2017

Join us Friday April 21. 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’ll 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 9:15 am for a prompt 9:30 am departure. The park entrance fee is $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, April 15, 2017

Please join us at the McCormick addition to Sugarloaf Ridge State Park on Saturday, April 15.  Entrance to McCormick is through Hood Mountain Regional Park, located at the end of Los Alamos Road, off of Highway 12.  Meet us at 9:45 AM for a prompt 10 AM departure at the bottom of the hill in the large gravel parking lot.  This 8.5 mile strenuous hike requires climbing a total of 1800 feet in elevation and will last approximately 5.5 hours.  Among the splendid views, hikers will enjoy the Grandmother Oak, the largest Coast Live Oak in Sonoma County.  Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring lunch with plenty to drink.  Bring appropriate clothing for the weather rain or shine.  Be aware that we will be crossing the Santa Rosa Creek twice, and depending on the weather you might need to remove your boots!  Note that the parking fee for Hood Mountain Regional Park will apply. 

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 2017 hiking dates.  Dave and I have been leading free monthly hikes in Sonoma County for 17 years.



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