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Bald Mountian Attack! Hike & Potluck

  • Apr 26, 2014 · 11:00 AM
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Sugarloaf is another great Sonoma County Park loaded w/ views.  And I mean VIEWS!

This will be a 6 & 1/2 mile hike, w/ an altitude gain of roughly 1600'.

This is a moderate to strenuous hike (depending on your condition).

On past hikes here, newbies said it was great, so don't be intimidated by the gain - it's not that steep, and oh are the views worth it!  We'll be taking the west approach which will give us a vino/snack break in the shade.

If the grp wants we'll go to Mary's (like last time) for pizza and/or pasta.

We'll have our typical vino/snack break along the trail to Bald Mountain, then we'll have lunch on the summit - the views from the top are amazing!  There's nothing like sharing a meal and vino at the top of a beautiful mountain!

Per an online review:  Sugarloaf offers beautiful trails into the hills. My favorite is the Ridge Trail, it's an uphill challenge but well worth it when you get to the point where you can overlook Rutherford, St. Helena and Oakville, then turn around to see the hills beyond Santa Rosa

The Plan:

We'll hit the trail and weave our way up to Bald Mountain.  As always there will be a vino/snack break, and later we'll have lunch on the summit.  There are interpretive signs on the summit to help ID the surrounding landmarks, which include:  Napa Valley, Sonoma Valley, the steep hillsides of Jack London State Park, and the hillsides of Annadel State Park, Mt Wittenberg - the highest peak on Point Reyes (33 miles west); Snow Mountain (65 miles north); Mount Diablo (51 miles southeast); Mount Tamalpais (37 miles southwest); and the Golden Gate Bridge (44 miles southwest).


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From Highway 101 in Santa Rosa, exit on Highway 12 East (toward Sonoma). After 2 mi the hwy will end at a signal, where you'll turn Left onto Framers Ln. Go 1 mi on Farmers Ln and turn Right onto Sonoma Hwy (12 East).

Follow Hwy 12E 8.5 mi and turn Left onto Adobe Canyon Rd by Landmark Winery, and park there.  See below.

 PLEASE NOTE:  Meet at 11:00 at Hwy 12 & Adobe Canyon Rd (Vineyards Inn restaurant is there).  We'll carpool/ caravan up into the park from there. If you're not there on time, you'll miss us.

What To Bring:

Vino! (and cups)

Good Hiking Boots/shoes

Layered clothing, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent

2 liters of cold water (1/2 fill and refrigerate, then top w/ ice in the a.m.)

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

Food, food, food (dried fruit/nuts/seeds, chips, dips, salsa, wraps, cut up sandwiches, meats/cheeses/breads/sourdough/crackers, deserts - be creative!)

Drinks, vino, tea, juice, tea, whatever.

If you've been on any of my hikes you know what to expect - so be prepared for fun!

$5 activity fee

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 some new people.

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  • Chas

    Please update your RSVP if not coming - thx!

    April 26, 2014

  • Samantha

    Anyone driving from city have room? Will pay for all the gas

    April 24, 2014

    • Ed W

      I need to decline due to some issues with the car, which is in the shop today. Apologies.

      April 25, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      i'm at the caltrain station 4th and King if you can make it there by 9:00am

      April 25, 2014

  • Diane

    if it rains on Sat, we will cancel. Thanks

    April 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can take one reasonably sized person in my small car. I live near the caltrain station.

    April 24, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      In SF.

      April 24, 2014

  • Ed W

    Anyone else heading up from SF? If so, let's talk carpool.

    April 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    May you pretty please give an estimate for what time this hike ends at?

    April 24, 2014

  • Rez

    Anyone want to carpool from the East Bay? I'm in the Oakland Hills area...

    April 21, 2014

  • Dan D

    That should be "Mountain"

    April 18, 2014

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