Sunday, March 17, 9:30 am, Seafoam Loop and Black Oak
Loop at Kennedy Grove, El Sobrante.
Gregg Weber will be leading this trip to a botanically rich
area in El Sobrante. In the shady areas under bay trees, there
is more plant diversity than you would expect, with many
common natives, and some unusual ones. Under the oaks on the ridge
there are whole different communities.
Both kinds of false solomon's seal, trilliums, Meadow rue, gooseberries,
American vetch, shooting stars, cream cups, rein orchids, Fritillaries,
pipevine, madrone, wight's paintbrush, arnica, spotted coralroot, indian warriors,
ok, I have to stop now.
This is a short 2.5 mile walk, with only a 400 feet elevation gain up to the ridge,
and 150 feet elevation gain on Black Oak Loop.
Directions: From I-80, exit at San Pablo Dam Road and turn
onto Castro Ranch Road in El Sobrante. From Orinda , take
San Pablo Dam Road to El Sobrante, and turn onto Castro Ranch Road. Go two blocks on Castro
Ranch Road, and then turn right onto Hillside Drive. Go
about 1⁄2 mile to the end of Hillside Drive, and then turn left
on Patra Drive and park near the trailhead. No entrance fees.
Do not turn into the Kennedy Grove park entrance on San
Pablo Dam Road.
Outdoor activities are inherently risky. As with all of this group's events, by attending you agree to be 100% responsible for your own safety, health, and happiness.