What we'll do
NOTE: Please read all the info carefully as this event is very hard to organize & have it go smoothly. Questions: Contact Indie Tom @ [masked][masked]
*****If you have never experienced this unique event; here is another chance . We will meet & shuttle from the posted address to the bathrooms & hike start location. This is a moderate 5-6 mile trek thru a variety of terrain. Very old Manzanita trees, Madrones, a waterfall, creek crossings, bridges, fern lined trails, a high (optional) log walk over a creek to test your balance, high Napa valley views, & more. This is also the farthest Eastern Stand of Ca. Coastal redwoods.
Lunch will be at a private lakeside & island location hidden above the "Castelo Di Amorosa. (Wine castle)
This Tuscan style Italian War castle took 16 years to build & much has come from Italy. No cement was used in construction. No two doors are alike & there are 8 levels. Yes; there is a Dungeon & Torture Chamber. Our wine tasting will commence in a private tasting room. We will also tour some of the castle grounds & chambers.
NOTE: This is a very long & fun filled day. **NO Whinning will be permitted. The Dungeon will be ready.
*****Bring a lunch. Bring after hike comfortable shoes. Bring your ID's for entry(Important). Wear layered clothing & good hiking shoes.
I'll bring for all: Water, Juice, coffee, Tea, protein & Energy drinks, Wine Country Grapes as a Soda,(non alcoholic) (delicious) many Trail bars, Snacks, Gourmet fruit & Nut packs, hiking poles, (At our picnic lunch)Includes parking lot fees.
***The castle entry, touring, & wine tasting is optional but a must to experience & is 25.00.
Hike portion donation: $25 chk or $ upon arrival. P.pal $28.
Directions: For most : take hwy 29 North thru St. Helena. Go thru the tunnel of trees & past the CIA. (Culinary Insti) on your left. Go about 2-3 miles & past Bale Grist Mill. Go past Bale Lane. After 1/3 mile watch for Larkmead Lane which is just past Madrigal winery on your right. Park facing East against the bushes just past the large mailbox & Larkmead lane. NOTE: Do not enter the park address. Meet by the MAILBOX AT LARKMEAD LANE & HWY 29(St. Helena Hwy) .(Calistoga)
Don't be late. Carpool, carpool. I can meet & take 3 in my car from a location just off hwy 29 in SE Napa. Must meet me there by 8:45 am. [masked]. (must call or text to confirm ride)
If you still have energy; the dinner option follows.
It will be a super fun day; As they most always are. If you miss this great event; it will be many months before we are back.
NOTE: Don't get lost !!!!!!! Please read the above directions & not your phone info. It may lead you astray.
********Please do not use a phone APP. Use a desktop comp. You may miss some info. PRINT UP THIS PAGE FOR REFERENCE. to go with ph. app.