Ok so I made a change of plans because someone offered to go to Napa with me and well I really can’t pass that up. Our July 5th hike will take place in Napa. We will head out a little early, but not too early. As soon as the 101 has had some time to breathe we will drive up. We will stop halfway to get a little hot coffee and a quick breakfast if you need to. We will then hike and follow that with a lunch and of course wine. Please bring a snack to munch on in case you do get hungry. I am very excited to go up to Napa to hike and uhm drink. If you are free or can get free from work, join us!
Hike #13 Details:
Name: Ritchey Canyon and Coyote Peak
Where: Bothe-Napa Valley State Park
Distance: 4.6 miles roundtrip
Time: 3 hours
Elevation Change: 850 feet
**Please read the directions to the hike and if in doubt follow those, since they are straight from the book. **
"Summary: This trail follows perennial stream and visits one of the easternmost groves of coastal redwoods in California" -Ann Marie Brown (Author)
Excerpt: "Ritchey Canyon and Redwood Trails take you through a delightful stand of them, one of the most eastern groves of coastal redwoods in the state. Joining the redwoods are plenty of Douglas firs, buckeyes, and big-leaf maples, plus ferns galore.”
Plan A: Carpool to hike, hike for three hours, grab some lunch followed by some wine, drive everyone back to their cars, go home happy.
Plan B: Carpool to hike, hike for three hours, grab some lunch/dinner, followed by a lot of wine, relax, drive people to their cars, head out to Oakland Art Murmur from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. Go home….some time later that evening.
“From Highway 29/128 in St. Helena, drive on Highway 29/128 for five miles to the entrance to Bothe-Napa Valley State Park on the left side of the highway. (It’s 3.5 miles south of Calistoga.) Turn left and drive .25 mile to the entrance kiosk, then continue past the visitors center to the horse trailer parking lot on the right. The trail begins on the right side of the horse trailer parking lot. ” --From the book.
*There is a $8.00 fee per vehicle. Dogs and bikers are not allowed. Maps at park cost $1.00.*
Pictures and Information:
Moon 101 Great HIkes of the San Francisco Bay Area
Kevin’s Hiking Page