Labor Day Party & Hike In The Redwoods

  • September 2, 2013 · 11:00 AM
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Meet in the parking lot at park entry



It's a 3 Day Weekend, which means more fun hiking and partying in the redwoods!

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 mellow hike 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.  Firewood would be great, so we can have a bonfire!

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 short and mellow, mostly around the floor of this beautiful redwood park.


 

 

 

DIRECTIONS:

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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!

 

 

 

What To Bring:

Vino (and cups)

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, wraps, meats, cheeses, crackers, deserts, shrimp kabobs, steaks, dried fruit/nuts/seeds, chips, dips, salsa, - be creative!)

Small gas stove for cooking.

Coolers w/ ice and lots of goodies!

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

Firewood

$5 activity fee

 

 

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

 

Your sense of humour is an absolute must, as always!

 

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

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Some back pain has taken me out. I will not be hiking today.

    September 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Won't be able to make it--not feeling so good

    September 2, 2013

  • Chas

    Would someone be willing to give me a ride from Santa Rosa?
    I'm literally 2 minutes of Hwy 101 - downtown exit. Thx!

    September 1, 2013

  • gary

    curious where this is, since i live in Tiburon and dislike globalwarming(driving)--gary

    September 1, 2013

    • Chas

      Armstrong Woods is in Guerneville, Sonoma County.

      September 1, 2013

    • Chas

      Maybe get a ride w/ someone.

      September 1, 2013

  • Chas

    Please note, I've updated this hike, and if this affects your plans, please update your RSVP - thx!

    August 29, 2013

    • Kat

      How long do you think this hike will be?

      August 29, 2013

    • Chas

      Between 3-4 miles

      August 30, 2013

  • Kat

    This fits perfect with my plans from camping at the Russian river. Awesome!

    1 · August 25, 2013

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