Thank you! Thank you! There were 97 hikers at our Save Sugarloaf Fundraiser yesterday and we collected $3500 for the cause! Help us keep Sugarloaf Ridge State Park open by visiting www.savesugarloaf.org and donating your time and money!
Please join “Dave & Bill Hikes” Saturday March 10 for a moderate hike at Shiloh Ranch Regional Park in Windsor. Please arrive at the park entrance by 9:45 AM for a prompt 10 AM departure. This 6.5 mile hike will last approximately 4 hours and have an elevation gain of about 1000 ft. Our hike will consist of 2 loops starting and ending at the parking lot, similar yesterday’s hike. We’ll cover the first loop in 4 miles and enjoy lunch at the parking lot picnic area and then gear up for our 2nd loop of 2.5 miles. Immediately after lunch we’ll have a half hour of climbing but the big reward is a fantastic view where we’ll relax before continuing the rest of the loop. Bring water and lunch, wear layered clothing and don’t forget your parking fee. Remember, we hike rain or shine!
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"Dave & Bill Hikes" (excluding our Yosemite and San Francisco “Road Trips”) are sponsored by Sonoma County Regional Parks, California State Parks, and the Valley of the Moon Natural History Association.
Please consider carpooling. Anyone wishing to carpool can meet at the St. Francis (Safeway) shopping center in Santa Rosa for a prompt 9:15 AM departure. The meeting place is at the corner of the parking lot nearest the Calistoga Road and Highway 12 intersection. This is a “leaderless” carpool meeting place i.e. it’s up to those who are there to organize the carpool.
I continue to lead “Hike & Taste in the Vineyards” for Kunde Family Estate in Kenwood. Visit http://www.kunde.com for details. The next hike is this Saturday February 25 and the cost is $30 per person. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hike through their 1,850 acre volcanic and vertical property while tasting the wine they produce.