I can tell you this - the hike will be a somewhat chill 8 miles and the party will really rock! The rating is obviously contingent upon your condition.
Oh, and you can expect some pretty awesome views on this one, including possible deer, turkey, vulture, and duck sightings!
What I can tell you is this hike is in Sonoma County, and I can guarantee the drive will be worth it for you out of towners. :-)
From Hwy 101 take Hwy 12 East and when it hits the street, keep going straight about 2 miles 'till it T's at Summerfield Dr. Turn Right there and go 3 blocks and turn Left on Carissa, which you'll follow up the hill to the clearing and park there.
What To Bring:
Good Hiking Boots/shoes
Layered clothing, hat, sunscreen.
At least 1 liter of water (Fill your bladder/bottles 1/2 way and refrigerate the night before, then top off w/ ice in the a.m. and you'll have chilled water all day.
Vino/snacks for our pre-lunch break during the hike
Food and more food to share (dried fruit/nuts/seeds, chips, dips, salsa, deserts - be creative!)
Drinks - vino, beer, tea, whatever wets your whistle.
If you've been on any of my hikes you know what to expect. The vino is required to be a part of this hike... OK, not really, but it's always nice when the vino to hiker ratio is high!
$5 activity fee
Your sense of humour is an absolute must!
This will be a good opportunity to make new friends - this hike is posted on several Meetup sites.
I decided to start Reno Motorcycle Riders Group because I wanted to be part of a group of people who enjoyed my passion... I was excited and nervous. Our group has grown by leaps and bounds. I never thought it would be this big.
— Henry, started Reno Motorcycle Riders