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China Camp State Park Sunday Saunter

  • May 19, 2013 · 12:45 PM
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This will be about a 4-5 mile hike and is pretty flat.  Oh and very pretty, so I guess that makes the rating Pretty (for good views) Easy (for level hiking).  Obviously the rating depends on your condition.  For me, I expect this will be difficult  ;-)











An online 5 Star review had this to say... "Great place to:  ride your bike, run, site see, critter watch, take in the natural beauty, make out!, reflect, skip rocks and get away from  it all."


So does that sound interesting?  It sounds relaxing, which is my idea of a Sunday hike.  Nothing that will stress your body.

Just get away, enjoy some nice company, sip some vino, and chill.




These people look bored.  Therefore this is not our grp.


Our grp doesn't do things that are boring.  I personally make sure of that!






Some of what we'll see on this hike...









Please note:

There are no wineries in the park, sooooo bring those bottles!


Special added attraction:

We'll be going to dinner after the hike, so plan accordingly.  We had a dozen hikers at dinner last Sat after the hike, and it was a ton of fun!




This looks like a possible potluck spot.

I like the combo of sun and shade,

w/ us and vino of course!




What To Bring:

Vino! (and cups)

Good Hiking Boots/shoes

Layered clothing, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent(?)

1-2 liters of cold water (1/2 fill and refrigerate, then top w/ ice in the a.m.)

Lunch ~ Food (no, not just a personal sandwich) food to share (sliced sandwiches, salad, cheese/crackers (I love sharp cheddar) dried fruit/nuts/seeds, chips, dips, salsa, deserts - be creative.)  This is a potluck, isn't it?  Sharing the meal is part of connecting w/ everyone.

Drinks, drinks, drinks!  Vino, beer, tea, juice - whatever whets your whistle.

If you've been on any of my hikes you know what to expect (if you haven't, then where have you been?)  - so be prepared for fun!

$5 activity fee - thx!


Your sense of humour is an absolute must!




From Highway 101 in San Rafael, exit at N. San Pedro Road and follow to China Camp.

GPS  [masked],[masked]

Plan on parking outside the park, on the side of the road by the park entry.



We will be joined by folks from other grps, so make some new friends!


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  • Janie G.

    Do you think we'd be done by 3 pm? I have a commitment in Walnut Creek before 4 I may have to pardon out~
    Sorry - I think this will be a great hike!

    May 15, 2013

    • Chas

      Hi Janie, You could stay w/ us for an hour then head back, and be done by 3:00

      May 16, 2013

    • sandra s.

      I am across from the ranger station where are you?

      May 19, 2013

  • sandra s.

    I am new what side of the park do we meet the Santa Venetia or 3rd st entrance thanks

    May 19, 2013

  • Ann

    I will be attending but with the Bay Area Social Group which I am also in. Hope to see all of you there. It's a beautiful day to hike and enjoy the outdoors.

    May 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would love to go to this but would need a lift as I have no car. Anyone else fancy going from San Francisco? Sarah

    May 7, 2013

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