11, 10AM: moderately strenuous hike into the Cache Creek Natural Area
to view wintering bald eagles, led by BLM rangers. Hike starts at the
Redbud Trailhead off Hwy 20 8 miles east of Clearlake Oaks, and lasts
3-4 hours. Hikers should wear sturdy hiking boots and layered clothing,
and carry water, lunch, and binoculars. Rain cancels. Spaces are
limited and reservations required. For additional information, and to
RSVP, call the BLM Ukiah field office at 468 4000.
*JANUARY 18, 10AM: BLM bald eagle hike into the Cache Creek Natural Area
*JANUARY 25, 10AM: BLM bald eagle hike into the Cache Creek Natural Area
*FEBRUARY 1, 10AM: BLM bald eagle hike into the Cache Creek Natural Area
FEBRUARY 2 Highland Springs: Trail to
be decided later. Bring water and snacks.. Neutered and
spayed dogs permitted only if on leash. Class E-4-A. Meet
at picnic area at 9:00 a.m. Reserve with leader, Steve Devoto firstname.lastname@example.org.
*FEBRUARY 8, 10AM: BLM bald eagle hike into the Cache Creek Natural Area
*FEBRUARY 15, 10AM: BLM bald eagle hike into the Cache Creek Natural Area
FEBRUARY 16 Boggs Lake: Hike
around Boggs Lake, a vernal pool in a volcanic caldera. If it has
rained, there should be lovely flowers. Class E-1-2-A Meet 9:00
a.m. at the parking area located on Harington Flat
Road 1 mile east from Bottle Rock Road. Follow Bottle Road 4.5
miles from its intersection with Hwy 29 to Harrington Flat Road.
Reserve with leader Pete McGee at 942 1373 or email@example.com
MARCH 1 Pope to Putah Trail: Hike a 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. Well 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-7-A. Carpool: 8:30 AM,
Store 24, north end of Middletown across Hwy 29 from high school.
Leader Tom McFarling, (707) 994-5490. Rain cancels.
MARCH 23 Redbud Trail to Baton Flat: a moderate hike in the Cache Creek Wilderness
with possible sightings of bald eagles or other raptors. Bring water,
binoculars and snacks. Class: M-5-A. Meet: 9:30 am parking lot off
Highway 20 just before the Hwy 20 bridge over the North Fork of Cache
Creek. Eight miles east of Clearlake Oaks. Reserve with Leader Steve
Devoto firstname.lastname@example.org rain cancels
a Sierra Club hike
= less than 1,000'
= over 3,000'
= very strenuous
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.
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.
with few or no stops: Carol Magill
Moderate-pace with few stops: Steve Devoto, Boone Lodge,
with more frequent stops: Pete McGee, Tom McFarling
County Land Trust
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.
Lake State Park guided walks
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
Audubon bird walks. Monthly,
October through May: for details, call Jeannette Knight
at 928-4233 or Roberta Lyons at 994-2024.
guided walks at Anderson Marsh
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 email@example.com
Regional Trail System
information on the local trail network, including links
to all known online maps: www.KonoctiTrails.com
County Visitors Guide
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.