December 15, 2019
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ANNUAL HIKERS POTLUCK DINNER
JANUARY 18, 5:30 PM, BERGER CENTER
Let’s start the New Year with our annual social potluck event. Register using the form on the website or using the coupon below. Free for members, $5 for non-members. All must register, leaving their forms (with check if appropriate) in the Hiking Club/Potluck folder in the OVA office. Deadline is Monday, Jan 13. Questions? Call Marilyn Pahr at 541-6430.
DECEMBER 19 INTERMEDIATE HIKE
NORTH SONOMA MOUNTAIN RIDGE TRAIL
We will start from the parking lot at North Sonoma Mountain Trailhead and take the North Sonoma Mountain Ridge Trail to Bennett Valley Overlook with 750 ft elevation gain of switchbacks. Round trip approx. 4.5 mi. Bring poles, liquids, lunch and Sonoma County Regional Park Parking Pass. Leave Berger Center at 9:00 a.m. Hike Leaders are ZlaticaHasa Cell: 510-331-2165 and Linne McAleer.
DECEMBER 19 LONG HIKE
BIG ROCK NORTH
Switchbacks will take us past George Lucas’s Skywalker Ranch to the summit of Big Rock Ridge – at 1,895 feet, the second-highest point in Marin County.Distance is about 7 miles, with about 1,250 feet of elevation gain. Leave Berger Center at 8:30 a.m. Hike leader Chuck Chenault 539-1093.
DECEMBER 26 INTERMEDIATE HIKE
BOTHE-NAPA STATE PARK
Coyote Peak Trail has expansive views of the valley. This trail is a 4-½ mile loop that climbs out of the canyon offering you views of the upper canyon and Napa Valley. By adding an optional Redwood Trail out and back, it makes a total of about 6 miles. Leave Berger Center at 9:00 a.m. Hike Leader Jason Wilkenfeld 978-2385.
DECEMBER 26 LONG HIKE
BALD MOUNTAIN, SUGARLOAF RIDGE STATE PARK
We hike up Brushy Peaks Trail to the summit of Bald Mountain in Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. Approximate distance: 8 miles with 1800′ elevation gain. Leave Berger Center at 8:30 a.m. Hike leader Dave Stein 650-215-0327 or email@example.com.
JANUARY 2 LONG HIKE
The long hikers will be inAnnadel for the “Bubbly Hike.” The trails will be determined depending on the weather and trail conditions. It will be around 8 miles and 1,000 feet elevation gain. We will try to meet the short & intermediate hikers to toast the New Year. Leave Berger Center at 8:30 a.m. Hike leader Chuck Chenault, 539-1093
JANUARY 2 INTERMEDIATE & SHORT HIKES
Oak Mesa Driveto Two Quarry, Marsh trails to Laura’s Table tomeet the long hikers for lunch and a toast to the New Year. Short hikers return for a total hike of about 5+miles & 400’ vertical gain/loss. Intermediate hikers continue to the Pig Flat and Ridge Trail loop, about another 2 miles. Bring lunch, water & hiking poles. Rain cancels. Hike leaders Carl Appellof (707-291-5278) and Carolyn Greene (805-443-7289). Depart Berger Center at 9:00 a.m.
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.