Thu, Dec 29|
Intermediate - Cancelled
Sorry, this will be rescheduled soon!
Time & Location
Dec 29, 2022, 9:00 AM
Santa Rosa, Berger Center, 6633 Oakmont Dr, Santa Rosa, CA 95409, USA
About the event
Intermediate –Santa Rosa Creek Headwaters
Please join me for the last intermediate hike of 2022 where we will regognize three very outstanding Sonoma
County conservation minded women who we have to thank for their land contribution to Sugarloaf and Hood Mountain Parks. We start at the Los Alamos northwest entrance to Hood Mountain Regional Park and hike immediately into the McCormick addition of Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. Our destination will be the most recent addition to HMRP, a 161 acre parcel previously owned by Glen Ellen Resident Margaret Spaulding and the headwaters of Santa Rosa Creek where we will dine alfresco on Bonnie’s Brownies. Along the way I’ll discuss the role and importance that the Sonoma Land Trust plays in obtaining and preserving these beautiful public open spaces we have. Also, a little history of the McCormick Ranch and the current SLT acquisition in progress.
This is a 4.2 mile hike with 925 feet of elevation, all on a dirt road. We do need to cross Salt Creek and when I pre hiked this on December 7, it was about 4.5 feet wide. Kareem Abul Jabbar would have no trouble stepping over it but most of us don’t have that kind of long stride. If you don’t want wet feet, I suggest you bring plastic grocery bags to cover your hiking shoes or…. I’ll have nice plastic knee high boot covers available that you can buy from me for $2.00 a pair. Departs from Berger lot at 9:00 am and drivers will need a Regional Park Pass or $7.00. Rain may cause us to reschedule so please check the website for an update the night before.
Hike Leader Gary Andersen 360-778-9604.