What we'll do
If you didn't know; our recent experience here was one of the best outings in the Universe !!
The Forest trails are only about a 2.5 mile exploratory trek, but there will be much to see , photo & explore in between the main trail loop. So it will take 2-3 hours to see & explore everything.This forest would be great for a 5th sequel to a King Kong movie. Very prehistoric, lush, creeks, etc. & wild , with trees that reach the clouds. (Forget Muir woods) There are no people here. *** On our April trip, one member was shedding a few tears & when asked why; she said it was just so beautiful. While 2 others said they had spiritual experiences in this forest.
After we depart from the forest we can meet for dinner in Ukiah. I have a great new place.
NOTE: Vichy Springs claims to be the only 30,000 ft. deep carbonated warm water springs in North America. It was used for it's therapy /carbonated waters to soothe the body & soul. Famous authors , artists and presidents have come here like Robert Louis Stevenson & Jack London,& Teddy Roosevelt. The water tastes like a sweet champagne /minus the alcohol. We will have inside & outside tubs to soak in. There are other soaking & jacuzzi like pools to relax in. There is also a large swimming pool ; plus a spa , salon & massage treatments available.
** What to bring: bathing suit & towels, good hiking shoes or tough hiking sandals, Xtra shoes & a jacket. Hiking gear as usual. A fanny pack or small backpack. Bring or make a lunch for both days.
The cost: $115. ***NOTE: If you are going to stay at the resort on sat. night, you MUST advise me of this.
I'll have the usual snacks & other food & drinks & wine, hiking poles, etc.
**Pay via P.Pal. (but must use friends & family option or an additional chrg. will be rendered to me.) Or pay by check or cash. Or use chase.com/zelle with my email & or phone: [masked]
If by chk: send to T. Bold 2471 Solano ave. # 112 Napa, Ca 94558
NOTE: This is an awesome 2 Day event . ****SEE ITINERARY BELOW:
SAT: MEET AT VICHY SPRINGS RESORT PARKING LOT AT noon (12:00) PM.
We will load cars from here to go to the magical Forest. After forest hike we will meet later for dinner.
NOTE: Please book a motel in Ukiah as there are many with prices ranging from 79.00 to about[masked]. Most all have a decent buffet breakfast. I have stayed at the Travel Lodge. It is nice. Get a roommate & split the cost.
SUN: Meet again in the resort parking lot at 11:30 -1200 Noon. After arrival we will start our beautiful creek hike to the waterfall & pool. Return to the resort when you wish to our large picnic table near the large pool fence. We will have our wine picnic here. After lunch you may go to the carbonated mineral tubs for soaking & use of all other facilities. By 5 pm. you should be very relaxed.
Me: (Indie Tom)[masked]
When the meet time gets close; only text me as I may miss emails & VM's. It takes about 55-60 min. from Santa Rosa to Vichy Springs.
I will be available for pickup 2-3 people from Petaluma. At the library & fairgrounds lot. 100 fairgrounds Dr.
NOTE: I must have a minimum of 15 people to get the group rate.