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BART#3-Hood Mountain (Kenwood/Santa Rosa)-~12mi/2,500ft

 After two great hikes (one on the north end and one on the south end of BART), we return to the wine country for a picturesque but strenuous hike.

We continue in recognizing the 25th year of the Bay Area Ridge Trail in 2014.

This is the third of 40+ hikes to circumvent the entire Bay Area Ridge Trail (within 2 years).  Come join us!

This is a strenuous hike: approximately 12 miles and 2,500 feet of elevation gain.  Not recommended for first time hikers.

Here are links with  regional park information and the trail map:

http://parks.sonomacounty.ca.gov/Get_Outdoors/Parks/Hood_Mountain_Regional_Park_Open_Space_Preserve.aspx

http://www.sonomahikingtrails.com/parks/hood-mountain-regional-park/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hood_Mountain_Regional_Park


See link below of previous outing to this location:

http://www.meetup.com/hiking-594/events/111549482/

We will meet at the parking lot (off Pythian Rd) before entering park.  Please plan on arriving on time, as to start hike by 9:30AM.

The weather forecast appears to be just right (no rain and in the 70s).

Please plan accordingly - clothing layers, shoes/boots, water, nutrition, hiking aids, etc.

If you need to reach me, my number is[masked]-5798.

We will plan to enjoy food and drinks after the hike.  Location - TBD (suggestions welcomed).

Tom

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  • Whitney

    Does anyone need a ride from the Oakland-Berkeley area?

    February 21, 2014

    • Whitney

      Hi Paul... just tried calling but, didn't seem to be the right # can u call me at[masked]?

      February 22, 2014

    • Paul M.

      Wish I typed the right #.....really wanted to go. :(

      February 22, 2014

  • chelsea

    Sorry about last minute cancellation.

    February 22, 2014

  • Tomaj

    I have to work after all. :(
    Hopefully I will at least sell a house...
    Have fun! The views look amazing and should be very beautiful!

    February 21, 2014

  • Cheryl

    So disappointed to miss the hike. Moving my mom to a new house tomorrow. Have fun! It's a beautiful hike.

    February 21, 2014

  • Silke

    Hi Tom,
    I was wondering what 40+ means. Is that the age you are talking about?
    Silke

    February 20, 2014

  • Tomaj

    I am going to shoot for an open Saturday, though working as a Realtor, I may have to meet with a client, last minute, but I am going to hope that doesn't happen!

    February 19, 2014

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