Hike Through A Redwood Grove then Picnic & Party in a Redwood Grove!

  • March 16, 2013 · 10:45 AM
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The Park: Armstrong Redwoods is a small reserve, with just over 800 acres, and features some of the largest old-growth redwood forest in Sonoma County.  As you stroll through this beautiful old-growth redwood forest, you'll see some of the tallest and oldest trees remaining in this part of California.  The Parson Jones Tree is about 310 feet high; the Colonel Armstrong Tree is more than 1,400 years old.

 


The Plan: We'll do a moderate to strenuous hike (depending on your condition) that will include a vino/snack break, and then after the hike we'll have lunch down in the redwood grove, which is absolutely gorgeous!  If someone brings a small gas stove we can BBQ like we did last time.

We'll leave the food/coolers in the cars until after the hike.  We'll load all the coolers/food into one or two vehicles and drive to the picnic area.

Then it's time to chill, eat, drink, and be merry!

If you were on this one last Oct you know the party was even better than the hike!

 


The Hike: This will be a 6 mile hike w/1100' elevation gain (you might consider this strenuous depending on your condition & ability) up, around, and down through this beautiful redwood park.

We'll take a moderate pace so as not to wear anyone out on the way up.  Views are seriously beautiful up top.

 

 


DIRECTIONS: From Highway 101, take the River Road exit (North Santa Rosa). Go west on River Road until you reach Guerneville. At the second stop light turn right onto Armstrong Woods Road. This road will end at the park. The parking lot is on the right (just before the park entrance) - we'll meet there!  Plan on a full day of fun!

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What To Bring:

Vino

Good Hiking Boots/shoes

Layered clothing, hat, sunscreen

At least 1 liter of water (2 is better)  Fill your bladder/bottles 1/2 way the night before and refrigerate, then top off w/ ice in the a.m. and you'll have cool water all day

Vino/Snacks/Drinks for our pre-lunch break during the hike

Food, and more food to share (salads, deserts, shrimp kabobs, steaks, dried fruit/nuts/seeds, chips, dips, salsa, - be creative!)

Coolers w/ ice and lots of goodies!

Anything else you want to drink - let your imagination run wild

$5 Fun fee


If you've been on any of my hikes you know what to expect

Your sense of humour is an absolute must!

 


This is a combined event w/ other Meetup grps, so it will be a good opportunity to meet new people.

 

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  • Jon P

    This was my first meet up w/ this group. All I can say is AWESOME! A good mix of young, middle-aged, and experienced :) people in the group. Egos had to be left at the parking lot since everyone I felt meshed well. And the hike was as described. Decently moderate, definitely made me huff and puff a couple times. Can't wait for the next hike! Oh, and if you don't drink like I do you're still totally welcomed in the group.

    March 16, 2013

  • David W

    Yuck. Just RSVP'd and now cannot make it. Have fun!

    March 16, 2013

  • David W

    See you there. On my way.

    March 16, 2013

  • Alisa

    I'm coming from SF and can accommodate some people.

    March 15, 2013

    • Jagpal S.

      I would really appreciate a ride from San Rafael

      March 15, 2013

  • MT

    hi guys , I live in Berkeley. anybody I can carpool with ? I'll chip in for gas . thanks !

    March 15, 2013

    • Jon P

      Ah sorry MT. I think we're now fully booked in the car. Good luck on the transpiration, hope to see ya there!

      March 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is there a sheet for carpool somewhere around here ?

    March 14, 2013

    • Jon P

      Sameer, I have space now :) I dunno how to contact you directly via the iPhone app. Try to contact me and we can work out logistics, etc

      March 15, 2013

    • MT

      hi Jon , can I join yo guys ? I live in Berkeley. where are you coming from ?

      March 15, 2013

  • Jon P

    I might grab a Zipcar. Anyone wanna chip in for a carpool?

    March 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey , I can

      March 13, 2013

    • MT

      hi , i would like to join and chip in. where are you coming from ?

      March 15, 2013

  • Debbie C.

    Unfortunately I can't make it tomorrow. Sounds like amazing day.

    March 15, 2013

  • Aerin S.

    Hey So sorry to cancel last minute my friend has bronchitis and I'm overwhelmed with looking for new apartment so going to cancel and go on the next short hike. Someone can have our spot in car if needed from Jon

    March 15, 2013

  • Jagpal S.

    I live in San Rafael, does anyone have space for me to carpool with, I will chip in for gas....

    March 15, 2013

  • Aerin S.

    I will need to carpool from SF, please let me know if you are coming from the city

    February 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I also meed a car pool please, I live in MTV but I can meet you some where in San Francisco . May I join you please ???

      March 13, 2013

    • Jon P

      Hi Sameer. I think we'll be full. Next time I'll get a bigger car, sorry!

      March 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This sounds like a great way to spend the day! As a non technical hiker, though, I read 1,000 feet elevation and imagine climbing a 100 story building. Any ideas on how to asess the the incline? Moderate and gradual or steep and steady? Just want to have an idea of how much I might be biting off. :) Thanks!

    March 13, 2013

  • Samantha

    Wish I can do this hike but I sign up for a backpacking class.

    February 15, 2013

    • Chas

      Excuses, excuses! Come on Sam.

      March 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I couldn't make it. I had to work.

    February 16, 2013

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