Sat. Dec. 7 - Napa Group. Tilden Regional Park Day Hike.
Co-led with Mother Lode Chapter in the hills west of Berkeley, hike follows a ridge trail to Vollmer and Wildcat Peaks, with sweeping panoramic views of the Bay to the north and west, Briones and San Pablo Reservoirs to the east, and Mt. Diablo and the valley below to the south. The pace will be just a bit on the slow side of Moderate, mostly flat or downhill, with a car shuttle. Lunch stop at a favorite hilltop with a great view. Towards the end, we’ll drop down to San Pablo Reservoir, past the dam to a peaceful green park called Kennedy Grove. Bring lunch, layered clothing, and liquids. Class: M8-A. By reservation only. http://www.meetup.com/Sacramento-SierraClub/events/149102652/ or 707-253-9606 email@example.com Leader Martin Farber. Rain cancels.
Sat. Dec. 14 - Sonoma Group. Chanslor Ranch Ocean View and Miwok Village Hike/Optional Camping.
Join us at this beautiful 378-acre ranch to hike up the Blacktail Trail to open ocean vistas. Lunch break along Salmon Creek, then to the site of an ancient Miwok village. Hiking poles available by reservation. Class: M-6-B. Bring water, lunch, snacks and dress in layers. Carpools: 9am Santa Rosa. Call leader for location or 10am Chanslor Ranch red barn, 2660 N Hwy 1, Bodega Bay. Also available Sierra Club members receive a 50% discount on camping for Sat and/or Sun night. By reservation only. Leader Tiffany MacNeil (707) 696-3387 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sat/Sun. Dec. 14-15 - Peter Grubb Hut Trip (Beginner Intermediate).
Snowshoe/Ski 3 miles (800’) to Peter Grubb Hut for a Saturday overnight and avoid the shopping crowd. $28 ($30 Non Sierra Club members) by Nov 14th to Jim Gannon, PO Box 1038, Rohnert Park, CA 94927. Non-refundable reservations. Please include email address/phone#. Optional stay at Clair Tappaan lodge Fri 14th. Make reservations early to avoid disappointment. Lodge reservations 530-426-3632. Indicate you are with Peter Grubb trip-Redwood Chapter. Sno-Park pass necessary for parking at Sno-Park trailhead. Central commissary is planned. Meeting time/location provided with trip sign up. Contact Jim Gannon email@example.com 707-525-1052. Leader Don Anderson firstname.lastname@example.org. Co-Leader Jim Gannon.
Sun. Dec. 15 - Mendo Group Eastside Trail, Lake Mendocino Hike.
Take a break from the hectic holiday season and see Bald Eagles, Hawks, Egrets, Flickers, Juncos and more as we walk the very agreeable Eastside Trail from the Bushay Campground. This wonderful trail, which we owe to the hard work of the Ukiah Valley Trail Group, follows the contours of the hills as we walk along the east side of the lake, making our way to the Miti Boat-in campground, about 2.5 miles from where we park our cars at the ranger kiosk at Bushay. This is a special, relaxing hike which we will take our time on and which is very appropriate for children. At Miti, we can enjoy our lunches under the oaks as we check out the bird life around us and on the lake and scan for the resident eagles that hang out near there. Round trip of about 5 miles with little elevation change and a roundtrip time of about 4-5 hours. Class E-5-A. Bring water, snacks, binoculars, and lunch, wear weather appropriate layered clothing, and ankle-high boots.
Carpools: 10:15am Raley’s parking lot in front of O’Reilly Auto Parts or 11am in front of the closed ranger kiosk at Bushay Campground. Jonah Freedman, 707-467-1877 or email@example.com. Rain cancels.
Sun. Dec. 22 – Sonoma Group. Annadel Ramble.
Time for some mild exercise before the holidays. We’ll start at Cobblestone trailhead and head for Lake Ilsanjo for lunch, then return by North Burma trail and Channel Drive. Dress in layers for the weather, have good hiking shoes, and a Santa hat if you’ve got one. Bring lunch, liquids and Christmas cookies to share if you want. About 6.5 miles. Class M-6.5A. Meet at the Cobblestone trailhead on Channel Drive at 10:15am. Leader: Carl Inglin 707-538-8271 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Rain cancels.
Sun.-Thu. Dec. 29-Jan. 2 - Holiday Service in Carrizo Plain.
Once again, we return to the Carrizo Plain to celebrate the end of the year and to offer service to the pronghorn antelope in this National Monument. Lying between Bakersfield and San Luis Obispo, this vast grassland is home to pronghorn antelope, tule elk, kit fox, and a wide variety of birds. A welcome hike Dec. 29, two and a half days of service modifying barbed wire fencing, and a full day for hiking and exploring are planned. Use of accommodations at one of the old ranch houses is included. Limited to 12 participants, $30 covers four dinners and breakfast on New Year’s morning. For more information, contact leader: Craig Deutsche, email@example.com, 310-477-6670. CNRCC Desert Committee.
Mon.-Wed. Dec 30, 31, & Jan. 1, Napa Group Ski Trip-Hutchinson Lodge.
Join us to bring in the New Year by X-country skiing, down hill skiing, snow shoeing, or just to play in the snow! Hutchinson Lodge is located in Norden/Soda Springs off Hwy 80 just before the town of Truckee. There are many ski resorts located down the road and in the area. We are located next to the Sierra Club’s Claire Tappaan Lodge where we will celebrate New Year’s Eve in style. X-country ski rentals or snow shoe rentals are available at Claire Tappaan Lodge. Cost is $120 which includes 3 breakfasts & 3 dinners, trip limited to 15 people. Full payment confirms your reservation. Leader: Nanette DeDonato-Dover firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sat. Jan. 4 – Sonoma Group. Snowshoe Hike.
A day trip for those interested in an easy excursion or a first experience on showshoes. We’ll probably do about 2 miles on easy/moderate terrain. Location will be on either the I-80 or Hwy 50 corridors, depending on snow conditions. This outing is contingent on snow, weather and driving conditions. Contact leader for more details. Leader: Carl Inglin 707-538-8271 or email@example.com.
Sat. Jan. 11 - Sonoma Group. Post-Holiday Reconnect Hike Sonoma Valley Regional Park.
In this time of year often spent indoors and in stores, take time to reconnect with nature and yourself. We will hike the Canyon and Ridge trails, skirting Lake Suttonfield, to make a scenic loop. Listen for Acorn Woodpeckers, breathe the fresh air, and enjoy the stunning views of oak woodlands and open meadows. Partial dirt trails and paved paths. Bring water and rain gear if needed, as hike will go rain or shine. (We will finish by noon). Class E-3-A. Carpools: 9:30 am Santa Rosa call leader for location or 10 am Sonoma Valley Regional Park Hwy 12. $7 fee per car at park entrance. Leader Tiffany MacNeil (707) 696-3387 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sat. Jan 18 - Mendo Group Lichen Walk, Green?eld Ranch.
The walk will focus on lichens and lichen ecology, guided by Jennifer Riddell, local plant biologist and lichen ecologist. Midwinter will allow for maximum lichen enjoyment. Jen will begin with a talk about lichen biology, followed by a walk to explore local micro-biodiversity. Jen says,” Be prepared to fall in love with small things.” Bring hand lenses, or close up binoculars. Dress in layers, for possible wet weather. Class: E-2-A. Meet: 12pm Raley’s Parking lot near O’Reiley’s Auto to car pool 8 miles to ranch gate, northwest of Ukiah. By reservation only. Leader Yvonne Kramer (707) 463-0342 or email@example.com.
Sat.-Mon. Jan. 18-20 - Bradley Hut Trip (Adv Beginner-Intermediate).
Snowshoe/Ski 5 miles (1500’) to Bradley Hut for MLK weekend Sat/Sun overnight and back out on Mon midday. $48 ($50 Non Sierra Club members) by Dec 18th to Jim Gannon; PO Box 1038, Rohnert Park, CA 94927. Nonrefundable reservations. Please include email address/phone#. Optional stay at Clair Tappaan lodge Fri 18th. Make reservations early to avoid disappointment. Lodge reservations 530-426-3632 indicate you are with Bradley trip-Redwood Chapter. Central commissary is planned. Meeting time/locations provided with trip sign up. Contact leader Jim Gannon (707)-525-1052 firstname.lastname@example.org, Co-Leader Don Anderson email@example.com.
Sat. Jan. 25 – Napa Group. Novato Olompali SHP Day Hike.
Co-led with Mother Lode Chapter. Hiking along a cool, shady forest trail to Mount Burdell, about 5 miles along a very steady, gentle upgrade 1,500 ft elevation gain to the summit, we will return 3 miles along a moderate downgrade through the rolling grasslands and meadows. The pace will be just a bit on the slow side of Moderate, with lunch on a mountaintop with a great view. Bring lunch and liquids. Class: M-8-B. By reservation only online http://www.meetup.com/Sacramento-Sierra-Club/events/149103222/ or 707-253-9606 firstname.lastname@example.org. Involves a short car shuttle Leader Martin Farber Rain cancels.
Sat. Feb 1 – Napa Group Mt. Tamalpais East Peak Day Hike.
Co-led with Mother Lode Chapter. Loop hike from Mountain Theater to East Peak. 700 ft gain, enjoy outstanding panoramic views, well-maintained trails. The pace will be just a bit on the slow side of Moderate. Bring lunch and liquids. Class: M-9-A. By reservation only. http://www.meetup.com/Sacramento-SierraClub/events/149103562/ or 707-253-9606 email@example.com. Leader Martin Farber. Rain or shine.
Fri.-Sun. Feb 7, 8, & 9, Napa Group Ski Trip-Hutchinson Lodge.
All are welcome to join us for our second ski tip of the year at Hutchinson Lodge located in Norden/Soda Springs off of Hwy 80, south of Truckee. There are many ski resorts located down the road or around the area for Xcountry skiing, down hill skiing, snow shoeing, or just for fun in the snow. X-country ski or snow shoe rentals are available at Claire Tappaan lodge which is located next door. Cost is $90 which includes 2 breakfasts & 2 dinners, trip limited to 15 people. Full payment confirms your reservation. Leader Nanette DeDonato-Dover firstname.lastname@example.org.
Non-Sierra Club Activities
The following activities are not sponsored nor administered by the Sierra Club. The Sierra Club has no information about the planning of these activities and makes no representations or warranties about the quality, safety, supervision or management of such activities. They are published because they may be of interest to the readers of this publication.
Saturday Saunters for Santa Rosa Area.
Every Saturday. Meets 9am and usually ends around 11:30. These walks are moderate. Fun way to exercise with friends. For info call Bob Martin 707-539-6300.
Sonoma County Regional Parks Trail Work Days.
On the day of the project you can call 707-548-4424 for an update or if you get lost coming to the park. Your support and dedication to our County's trails really makes a big difference. To RSVP for any of these projects please contact John at 707-565-3356 or ParksVolunteer@sonoma-county.org.
Volunteer Days Riverkeeper Stewardship Park in Guerneville.
Every Wednesday 8:30-11:30am, for all or part of the time. Park is located on the north bank of Russian River directly upstream Guerneville pedestrian bridge. Access entrance from the driveway in front of Sonoma Nesting Co (16132 Main Street), just east of Armstrong Woods Rd. At bottom of driveway look for blue & white “Russian Riverkeeper Stewardship Park” sign. Bring drinking water & wear sturdy footwear. Light refreshments provided. Info Victoria Wikle 865-2474 or VictoriaWikle@usa.net.
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