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Friday Nature Hikes

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

August 8, 2014

On Friday, August 8, please join us for a "hike to Neptune," a part of the Planet Walk at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. We'll follow Creekside, Hillside and Brushy Peak trails to just beyond the Neptune marker, stopping at a picnic table for snacks before heading back. The total distance is 5-6 miles, with an elevation gain of 700 feet. This moderate hike should take about 3 1/2 hours.

We will meet at 8:45 am at the main Sugarloaf Ridge parking lot on the left beyond the entrance kiosk and will leave promptly at 9 am.  Please bring plenty of water. Bring a bag lunch if you plan to eat with the group at the picnic area after the hike. (I'll bring fruit and homemade jam for everyone.) 

This month's hike is sponsored by Valley of the Moon Natural History Association, Team Sugarloaf and California state Parks.  Questions? Contact Laura (laurahikes@yahoo.com). See you on the trails.


 Bill & Dave’s Annual Picnic - Speaker – Minihike

August 24, 2014

On Sunday, August 24, join Bill and Dave for their annual picnic - speaker – mini-hike.  Meet at the Shady Oaks Picnic Area of Spring Lake Regional Park.  The Park is located near the end of Violetti Rd. off of Channel Dr. just before the entrance to Annadel State Park.  Don’t forget the vehicle admission fee.   Bill and Dave will have grilled sausages ready to serve at 4:30PM.  Please bring either a salad or dessert to share and your own drinks.  All table service and condiments will be provided.  A $5.00 donation is requested.  At around 5:30 Tim Mayer, chair of the Board of Directors of the Sonoma County Trails Council, will talk about the various trail work being done at our local parks.   At 6:15 the mini-hike will begin.  This pleasant 3 mile hike will meander around Spring Lake and will finish around 7:30.  This outing is jointly sponsored by the Valley of the Moon Natural History Association and Sonoma County Regional Parks.  For further information call Dave Chalk at 539-8847 or Bill Myers at 833-6288 or check us out at www.billanddavehikes.com.  


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