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Take a walk (or hike) on the wild side! Enjoy many of our beautiful local parks, get exercise, view native plants and wildlife, and meet other friendly local people. The Go Wild hikes are a great way to support your wellness on all levels. Getting moving outdoors is one of the best prescriptions for health and happiness. We're about creating a group environment in which our fellow hikers can connect and enjoy each other’s company in a friendly, courteous and supportive manner. It’s as much about the hikers as it is about the hikes.

The hikes are usually 4-6 miles in length and are appropriate for intermediate-level hikers. Some are appropriate for beginner-level hikers depending on their fitness level. Hikers who are out of practice or out of shape should read hike descriptions carefully and be aware of their fitness level before signing up.

If your plans change after you sign up, please update your RSVP status. This is a courtesy to the group and leaves room for others who want to attend.

Cost: Suggested $5 donation to cover MeetUp admin. fees. (no one turned away)

*Remember to wear appropriate hiking shoes, bring plenty of water, a snack and layered clothing.
*Of course we will all look out for each other but ultimately, hikers are responsible for their own safety and well-being during hikes.

WHAT TO BRING:

• Wear appropriate comfortable hiking shoes

• Bring sunscreen and dress appropriate to the weather

• Plenty of water and snacks for longer hikes

• Money for parking (if applicable) and suggested donation

YOUR GUIDE: Bob Mellinger left the management team but not the group and I became sole organizer in December 2019. I'm a long time members of the Go Wild Hikers. I've enjoyed many of their hikes over the years. When Kristi Bowman announced in May 2019, that she and Tony would no longer lead the hikes, Bob and I didn’t feel that their departure should mean the end of the group. So, we decided to lead the hikes ourselves. Now it's Go Wild 3.0 lead by me, Zoli Somogyi. I welcome all constructive feedback as this wouldn't be a group without you.

NOTE ON DOGS: Dogs are not allowed on many of the local trails. We ask that you please leave your 4-legged, furry friends at home for the group hikes, unless otherwise specified. Thank you!

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Classic Mt Tam Hike

6456 Panoramic Hwy

From Pantoll campground to Stinson Beach and back up, this hike has everything including wildflowers, redwoods, waterfalls, creeks, bridges, beach's and soaring views of the coastline all due to Mt Tam's deep canyons, sweeping hillsides, redwood forests, oak woodlands, open grasslands, and chaparral....Wow! Best for individuals with at least a moderate level of fitness! This will offer you a chance to build strength and stamina, connect with this amazing group, and appreciate the beauty of nature. SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES APPLY - NO EXCEPTIONS! To attend you must bring a mask and wear it when you can't avoid 6 foot distance from anyone else, No Exceptions! Please Do Not Sign up/Attend if you or anyone in your household is or feels ill! If you exhibit any obvious signs of illness, you will be asked to return home. No Carpooling unless it's with people in your household. THE HIKE From Pantoll campground to Stinson Beach and back up. Length: 8 miles/13 kilometres - A loop hike Elevation change: 1800 feet/549 meters Difficulty: 8.5 out of 10 - Strenuous/Steep (average person scale). *Must be sure footed (confident and competent)! Exposures: 60% shade/40 % sun - rocky, roots, slippery, poison oak, ticks. Dogs: Not permitted Facilities at trail head: Bathrooms Cost: Suggested $5 donation. No one turned away! Parking: $8 State Park Fee *Remember to wear appropriate hiking shoes, bring plenty of water, a hat, sunscreen, a snack/lunch and layered clothing. *Of course we will all look out for each other but ultimately, hikers are responsible for their own safety and well-being during hikes. WHEN WE MEET Saturday July 11,[masked]:30 am - 02:00 pm *No Carpooling unless it's with people in your household. *If your plans change after you sign up, please update your RSVP status. This is a courtesy to the group and leaves room for others who want to attend. Especially Now! *Hike may be postponed or cancelled in case of excessive heat, rain or illness etc.. Check your email the night before for any possible changes. WHERE WE MEET Pantoll Campground Parking lot 6456 Panoramic Hwy, Mill Valley, CA 94941 *Nobody wants to be tardy. Give yourself plenty of time to arrive. It's always farther than you think.

Redwoods Hike at Sugarloaf Ridge

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

Join us for a beautiful moderate hike to the rushing waterfall along Sonoma Creek. If it is still flowing since this hike was cancelled in the spring. This is a very popular hike with rolling hills, dense forests, muscle building steps and a chance to experience the awe and tranquility of the falls. If it's flowing. SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES APPLY - NO EXCEPTIONS! To attend you must bring a mask and wear it when you can't avoid 6 foot distance from anyone else, No Exceptions! Please Do Not Sign up/Attend if you or anyone in your household is or feels ill! If you exhibit any obvious signs of illness, you will be asked to return home. No Carpooling unless it's with people in your household. THE HIKE Lower Bald Mtn, Canyon Trail to Sonoma Creek Falls Length: 3.5 miles/5.6 kilometers - a loop hike Elevation change: 835 feet/255 meters Difficulty: 6 out of 10 Easy/moderate steep sections (avg. person scale) Exposures: 60% shade/40 % sun - rocky, poison oak, ticks and insects Dogs: Are not allowed Facilities at trail head: Restrooms Cost: Suggested $5 donation. No one turned away! Parking: $10 *Make sure to give yourself time to pay for and find parking, this can be a busy park! *Remember to wear appropriate hiking shoes, bring plenty of water, a snack and layered clothing. *Of course we will all look out for each other but ultimately, hikers are responsible for their own safety and well-being during hikes. WHEN WE MEET Sunday July 19,[masked]:00 am - 11:30 am Give yourself EXTRA time, this can be a BUSY park! *No Carpooling unless it's with people in your household. *If your plans change after you sign up, please update your RSVP status. This is a courtesy to the group and leaves room for others who want to attend. Especially now with smaller groups. *Hike may be postponed or cancelled due to excessive heat, rain or illness etc.. Check your email the night before for any possible changes. WHERE WE MEET Sugarloaf Ridge State Park 2605 Adobe Canyon Road, Kenwood, 95452 Please give yourself time to pay for and find parking, this can be a busy park! Meet in large lot on left after passing entrance kiosk.

Gorgeous Coastal Hike to Pomo Canyon

Shell Beach

The trail follows an ancient trading route of the Pomo and Miwok people. The path weaves through lush redwood forests, oak woodlands and open grasslands, crossing seasonal streams. From the trail we will have panoramic vistas of the lower Russian River, Willow Creek, the town of Jenner and the coastline. This hike is one of our favorites! Best for individuals with at least a moderate level of fitness. It offers you a chance to build strength and stamina, connect with this amazing group, and appreciate the beauty of nature. SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES APPLY - NO EXCEPTIONS! To attend you must bring a mask and wear it when you can't avoid 6 foot distance from anyone else, No Exceptions! Please Do Not Sign up/Attend if you or anyone in your household is or feels ill! If you exhibit any obvious signs of illness, you will be asked to return home. No Carpooling unless it's with people in your household. THE HIKE From Shell Beach to Pomo Canyon Length: 7.2 miles/11.6 kilometres - Out & Back Elevation change: 1500 feet/457 meters Difficulty: 8 out of 10 - Strenuous/Steep (average person scale) Exposures: 30% shade/70 % sun - rocky, poison oak, ticks and insects Dogs: Not permitted Facilities at trail head: Restrooms Cost: Suggested $5 donation. No one turned away! Parking: Free *Remember to wear appropriate hiking shoes, bring plenty of water, a hat, sunscreen, a snack and layered clothing. *Of course we will all look out for each other but ultimately, hikers are responsible for their own safety and well-being during hikes. WHEN WE MEET Saturday July 25,[masked]:00 am - 01:00 pm *No Carpooling unless it's with people in your household. *If your plans change after you sign up, please update your RSVP status. This is a courtesy to the group and leaves room for others who want to attend. Especially Now! *Hike may be postponed or cancelled in case of excessive heat, rain or illness etc.. Check your email the night before for any possible changes. WHERE WE MEET Shell Beach parking lot 8900 Coast Highway 1 Jenner *Nobody wants to be tardy. Give yourself plenty of time to arrive. It's always farther than you think.

Lake Sonoma Hike Dogs Welcome

The Ranch At Lake Sonoma

Are you ready to hike at Lake Sonoma? We will be passing through shady woodlands of oak, alder, bay and madrone, over sweeping grasslands and groves, the trail opens onto impressive panoramas of the lake and surrounding hills. You may see a variety of wildlife including rattle snakes, deer, jackrabbits and many kind of birds. Best for individuals with at least a moderate level of fitness. It offers you a chance to build strength and stamina, connect with this amazing group, and appreciate the beauty of nature. SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES APPLY - NO EXCEPTIONS! To attend you must bring a mask and wear it when you can't avoid 6 foot distance from anyone else, No Exceptions! Please Do Not Sign up/Attend if you or anyone in your household is or feels ill! If you exhibit any obvious signs of illness, you will be asked to return home. No Carpooling unless it's with people in your household. THE HIKE South Lake Trail from The Ranch to Skaggs Springs Vista Length: 5.5 miles/8.86 kilometres - Out & Back Elevation change: 600 feet/183 meters Difficulty: 7 out of 10 Moderately strenuous (average person scale). *Must be sure footed (confident and competent)! Exposures: 60% shade/40 % sun - steep, rocky, poison oak, ticks, insects and views. Dogs: Yes, well behaved and on a leash. Facilities at trail head: Porta-a-potty. *May be Closed!? Cost: Suggested $5 donation. No one turned away! Parking: Free *Remember to wear appropriate hiking shoes, bring plenty of water, for your dog too, a hat, sunscreen, a snack, layered clothing, hiking poles if you use them and a camera. *Of course we will all look out for each other but ultimately, hikers are responsible for their own safety and well-being during hikes. WHEN WE MEET Sunday August 2,[masked]:00 am - 12:30 pm *No Carpooling unless it's with people in your household. *If your plans change after you sign up, please update your RSVP status. This is a courtesy to the group and leaves room for others who want to attend. Especially now with smaller groups. *Hike may be postponed or cancelled in case of excessive heat, rain or illness etc.. Check your email the night before for any possible changes. WHERE WE MEET The Ranch at Lake Sonoma (100 Marina Rd. Lot A, Geyserville, CA) See Google maps for details! *Directions: Skaggs Springs Rd. (Towards Marina!) - Right on Lake Sonoma Overlook Rd. - Immediate Left into large gravel parking lot. *Nobody wants to be tardy. Give yourself plenty of time to arrive. It's always farther than you think. But a really Beautiful drive.

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