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Lake Group Outings:

SEPTEMBER 20, 9AM -- Lake Group hike to Table Rock in Robert Louis Stevenson State Park on Mt St Helena. Enjoy gorgeous rolling hills, wooded forests, interesting volcanic rock formations and stunning views of Napa Valley! Bring lunch, snack, water, hat and sturdy shoes. Meet in the RLS parking lot on Hwy 29, 6.1 miles south of Twin Pine Casino in Middletown. By reservation only. Leader Julie Kreis 707-987-9040 or tikaljak@yahoo.com.

*SEPTEMBER 21, 8AM -- docent-led hike to Wright Peak on Mt Konocti: six miles roundtrip, about four hours including a stop at the historic Downen Cabin, and for participants over the age of 18 who sign a liability waiver, an opportunity to enjoy the spectacular views from the fire tower. For more info and to RSVP (REQUIRED) call the county parks office at 262 1618.

*SEPTEMBER 28, 8AM -- docent-led hike to Wright Peak on Mt Konocti: six miles roundtrip, about four hours including a stop at the historic Downen Cabin, and for participants over the age of 18 who sign a liability waiver, an opportunity to enjoy the spectacular views from the fire tower. For more info and to RSVP (REQUIRED) call the county parks office at 262 1618.

OCTOBER 12 -- Glen Eden Trail Hike to Goat Rock.  Come experience North Cow Mountain Recreation Area, consisting of mostly steep, chaparral-covered slopes with scattered stands of fir, pine and oak. Trailhead is at 1394’ rising to 2600’ at Goat Rock.  Bring water & lunch. Class H-8-B. Carpools: meet 8:00 am Lower Lake Coffee Co. on Main Street, off junction of Hwy 29 & 53.  Meet 9 am Glen Eden Trailhead – going north to Lakeport take Hwy 29 to 11th street, go west on 11 St., it becomes Scotts Valley Rd. Continue on Scotts V Rd 6 miles - to Glen Eden Trailhead on right, park in signed areas.  By reservation only.  Leader Julie 707-987-9040 or 707-671-5947.  Rain cancels.

*OCTOBER 18, 8AM -- docent-led hike to Wright Peak on Mt Konocti: six miles roundtrip, about four hours including a stop at the historic Downen Cabin, and for participants over the age of 18 who sign a liability waiver, an opportunity to enjoy the spectacular views from the fire tower. For more info and to RSVP (REQUIRED) call the county parks office at 262 1618.

OCTOBER 18 -- Pope to Putah  trail.  Hike a brand new trail still in the making. The P2P trail connects the two upper arms of Lake Berryessa. Tuleyome is pioneering a new connector trail between these two arms. We'll hike as far as the trail goes, overlook the secluded Putah Creek arm, then hike back, getting wonderful views of Pope Valley and Pope Canyon. Bring water, lunch and hiking boots. Class: M-8-A (Strenuous/Difficult). Carpool: 8:30AM, Store 24, north end of Middletown across Hwy 29 from high school. Leader Tom McFarling, (707) 994-5490. Rain cancels.

OCTOBER 19 - Mendocino Group hike to Abhayagiri Monastery in Redwood Valley, including a tour led by one of the monks. An information/question session, a tour of the grounds, and a hike up the beautiful hillside behind the monastery where the monks live awaits participants. The hike, though only 2 miles, is quite steep with many stairs and a narrow, rocky trail. Class: M-2-A. Bring water and suitable layered clothing per season. Carpools: Meet 11:45 Raley's Parking lot, Ukiah, in front of O'Reilly Auto Parts  or 12:30 the monastery parking lot, 16201 Tomki Road, Redwood Valley. By reservation only. Limited to 25 participants. Reserve early as trip filled last year.Leader Jonah Freedman 467 1877 or jonahfreedman@sbcglobal.net  Rain cancels

OCTOBER 26 -- Cowboy Camp Loop Trail.   Enjoy rolling oak woodlands, chapparal and beautiful vistas.  It is a multiuse trail.  Bring water & lunch.  Class M-9.4-B. Carpools: Meet 8:00 am Lower Lake Coffee Co. on Main Street, off junction of Hwy 29 & 53.  Meet 9:00 am at Cowboy Camp Trailhead, from Clearlake Oaks, go east on State Hwy 20, about 28 miles to Hwy 16 intersection, Travel south on Highway 16 for 1 mile. Parking lot is on the right. By reservation only. Leader Julie 707-987-9040 or 707-671-5947. Rain cancels.

*OCTOBER 26, 8AM -- docent-led hike to Wright Peak on Mt Konocti: six miles roundtrip, about four hours including a stop at the historic Downen Cabin, and for participants over the age of 18 who sign a liability waiver, an opportunity to enjoy the spectacular views from the fire tower. For more info and to RSVP (REQUIRED) call the county parks office at 262 1618.

*NOVEMBER 1, 8AM -- docent-led hike to Wright Peak on Mt Konocti: six miles roundtrip, about four hours including a stop at the historic Downen Cabin, and for participants over the age of 18 who sign a liability waiver, an opportunity to enjoy the spectacular views from the fire tower. For more info and to RSVP (REQUIRED) call the county parks office at 262 1618.

*NOVEMBER 8, 8AM -- docent-led hike to Wright Peak on Mt Konocti: six miles roundtrip, about four hours including a stop at the historic Downen Cabin, and for participants over the age of 18 who sign a liability waiver, an opportunity to enjoy the spectacular views from the fire tower. For more info and to RSVP (REQUIRED) call the county parks office at 262 1618.

NOVEMBER 15 -- Mount St. Helena Robert Louis Stevenson State Park Hike.  Hike switchbacks about 20 minutes through fir woods up to an old access dirt road, this leads to the very top of St. Helena Mountain.  On a clear day see spectacular views, including much of the San Francisco Bay area, binoculars advised, view mountain ranges in a 360 degree panorama including Mt. Shasta! Bring water, Lunch & snacks.  Class M-10-C.  Carpool: 9 am in front of Middletown Mugshots coffee shop on corner of Hwy 29 & 175.  Meet 10 am at Robert Louis Stevenson Park - parking lot.  By reservation only.  Leader Julie 707-987-9040 or 707-671-5947.  Rain cancels

NOVEMBER 30 -- hike to and through the town site of Silverado within Robert Louis Stevenson State Park on Mt. St. Helena.  No buildings remain from the mining town that was home to over 1,000 but the 1960 restoration of the area for tourism left several buildings and the layout of the old mining town is still intact.  Fruit trees and other ornamentals date back to the early 1900's.  We will walk past one mine tunnel and perhaps continue to the feature known as the Turk's Head which lies on the ridge dividing Napa and Alexander Valleys.  Bring water and snacks. Class E-2-A Meet 8:30 a.m. at the RLS parking area on the east side of Highway 29. By reservation only.Leader Pete McGee at 942 1373 or montesol@hughes.net


* Not a Sierra Club hike

Difficulty Mileage Elevation Gain
E = easy actual mileage A = less than 1,000'
M = moderate B = 1,000-2,000'
H = hard C = 2,000-3,000'
S = strenuous D = over 3,000'
V = very strenuous

 

Ratings For Outing Leaders: How fast or slow do you go?

Wonder if an outing leader walks fast or slow? Keep in mind that the leader’s speed is but one part of hiking. How high up a mountain the hike starts, the total mileage and elevation gain (up hill) and loss (down hill) greatly affect the difficulty of a hike, regardless of how fast or slow you walk. If you have any doubts about being able to do a hike or have other questions, please call the leader to discuss your concerns. These ratings only serve as a guide and are not a substitute for you being in appropriate physical condition before participating in an outing. Leaders are grouped according to how fast they normally hike. Please keep in mind that this info is to help you decide if a hike is right for you.

The outing rating instructions to hikers is also important for participants to read. Look at the difficulty of the hike. If the rating is moderate with few or more frequent stops a fast pace hiker must hike slower to accommodate that rating.

Fast-pace with few or no stops: Carol Magill
Moderate-pace with few stops: Steve Devoto, Boone Lodge, Jackie Farley
Moderate-pace with more frequent stops: Pete McGee, Tom McFarling

 

 



Other local hikes:

Lake County Land Trust
Conducts weekly Saturday walks at their Rodman Slough Preserve, starting at 8AM June through August and 9AM September through May.  Meet at the Nature Center at the Preserve on Westlake Road and the Nice-Lucerne Cut-off. No dogs please. Heavy rain will cancel. Call Roberta Lyons at 994-2024 or Pamela Bordisso at 279-0923 for information.

Clear Lake State Park guided walks
Docent-led walks will start from the Visitor Center at 8:30AM every second and fourth Sunday through August: no park entrance fee for participants in these events

Redbud Audubon bird walks. Monthly, October through May: for details, call Jeannette Knight at 928-4233 or Roberta Lyons at 994-2024.

Monthly guided walks at Anderson Marsh
The Anderson Marsh Interpretive Association (AMIA) offers guided nature walks followed by docent-led tours of the historic ranch house. Rain cancels the walks, but the tours will take place regardless of weather. For more information call AMIA at 995-2658 or email info@andersonmarsh.org

Konocti Regional Trail System
Comprehensive information on the local trail network, including links to all known online maps: www.KonoctiTrails.com

Also visit:

Lake County Visitors Guide

Redbud Audubon Society

Tuleyome Trails

 

 

Help Wanted: Outing Leaders. No experience needed, just a love for brisk exercise in the out-of-doors. There are many good reasons to become an Outing leader, including an opportunity for autocracy: as leader you get to choose where to go, and when. Interested? Get in touch with Outing Chair Steve Devoto at 279-8308 or sdevoto@mchsi.com.

 

 

     
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