Once again the Sugarloaf State Park Rangers have given us special permission to hold this event, and I want to say how appreciative I am that they were wiling to work w/ me to make this happen. (The park is normally closed at sunset, unless you're camping there.)
We'll leave all the food in the cars while hiking, so coolers would be nice. We hike then come back and get the food/vino and walk 1/4 mile to the fire ring for our potluck and bonfire.
We'll hike under a waxing moon to our destination at the amphitheater, and there we'll share dinner & vino, and enjoy the beautiful night and the moonlit landscapes.
Sugarloaf is a beautiful park under a moonlit sky. We'll hike through meadows, and cross over a creek, so there will be lots to see. The trail we'll take is wide and level, and meanders back to our picnic spot.
Total distance is 3 miles and the hike is rated easy.
Be sure to bring your sense of adventure!
What To Bring:
VINO (and cups)~ A hike is not complete w/out vino, so let's start there. Bring the bottle of your favourite - something nice of course!
FOOD ~ Dinner and snacks. Sky's the limit, just use your imagination. Meats/cheeses, crackers, fish, cutup sandwiches, burritos, pizza, pasta, salads, soup, tea? Just bring plenty to share, as that's part of the fun.
Flashlight, or headlamp. We want to see the trail and I don't want hikers stumbling off into the abyss. Last month we lost a hiker to a savage man eating newt. It was bloody awful!
A Blanket. We'll decide at the trailhead how many blankets we want. They come in handy when it's cool out. and make nice padding for picnickers.
Warm clothes, and decent shoes for walking/hiking.
$5 activity fee
Need I mention your sense of humour is required?
Meet at the corner of Hwy 12 and Adobe Canyon Rd.
We will carpool/caravan in from there.
At the park entry/ranger booth get an envelope to pay for parking.
Come expecting a good time (would I lead you into anything else?), bring your good attitude, along w/ your willingness to laugh and encourage others.
This event is posted on several Meetup sites so it will be a good opportunity to make new friends.