Oakmont Hiking Club 9/15/2018

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Annadel, Jack London State Historic Park, Sonoma Valley Regional Park, & Jack London East Slope

  • Tony Lachowicz

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SEPTEMBER 20 LONG HIKE LATE SUMMER IN ANNADEL

We’ll follow the last of the summer shade on a relaxed, one way hike through Annadel. We’ll start at East Rec, go up Richardson and Two Quarry, follow Marsh and descend on South Burma and North Burma. Our route will cover eight or nine miles; we’ll gain up to 1000’ elevation. Bring a snack, as we’ll stop for lunch a bit later than usual at a special spot. If it’s still warm, we’ll simply take our time, not much more than one (OK, maybe two) beer’s worth of exertion.

Meet at Berger at 8:30 a.m. Hike leader is Jeanne Osterland (978-4212). Remember your water, snack and hiking poles.

SEPTEMBER 20 INTERMEDIATE HIKE WOODCUTTERS MEADOW-ASBURY CREEK LOOP JACK LONDON STATE HISTORIC PARK

This 4.5-mile loop has an elevation gain of 700 ft. We’ll climb the Mountain Trail stopping at May’s Clearing for a panoramic views and a rest. We continue up to Upper Fallen Bridge Trail through the forest. We’ll descend along the creek to the lower New Fallen Bridge Trail, a cliffside path, then finish the loop on the Quarry and Lake trails. Parking is $10 per car or bring a pass. Leave Berger at 9 a.m. Hike leaders are Susan and Gary Novak, 707-569-6016.

SEPTEMBER 27 INTERMEDIATE HIKE SONOMA VALLEY REGIONAL PARK

This is a lovely hike of about 5 miles with approximately 400 feet of elevation gain. We will go around a lake, over a couple of hills, cross Arnold Drive and go into Sonoma Developmental Center. We’ll explore some of the Developmental Center. Our return is on a nice paved trail back to the parking lot. Bring lunch and hiking poles, if you wish. Leave Berger Center at 9:00 a.m. Greg & Jan Conklin 539-4099

SEPTEMBER 27 LONG HIKE JACK LONDON EAST SLOPE

This moderately strenuous hike up Sonoma Mountain will pass through redwoods and oaks via the Mountain Trail, Sonoma Ridge Trail and the East Slope Trail. From the top we will enjoy great views of Sonoma Valley, weather permitting. Distance is about 11.5 miles, with about 1,500 feet of elevation gain. Leave Berger Center at 8:30 a.m. Hike leader is Chuck Chenault 539-1093

A REMINDER TO ALL HIKERS

If the hiking trail is more than 30 miles round trip from Oakmont, it is customary to compensate your driver at least $5.00 for gas.

Blackie’s Pasture (Photo by Keith Sauer)
Angel Island (Photo by Keith Sauer)

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