- Tony Lachowicz
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MARCH 7 SHORT HIKE: 3 CREEKS / FLAT ROCK
Walk begins at Acacia Drive off Hwy 12 toward downtown Santa Rosa. With luck the rains will keep coming and water will be rushing on this Three Creek Walk. Flat Rock Park could be spectacular. Our trailhead is but minutes away; the walk is about three miles and basically flat. Leave Berger at 9:00 a.m. Hike leader is Yvonne Horn, 537-9135.
MARCH 7 LONG HIKE: MOUNT ST. HELENA
Join me for a 10-mile RT hike on the Robert Louis Stevenson trail, named after the author who spent his honeymoon in a cabin here in 1880! This is the tallest peak in Sonoma County at 4,339 ft. The hike utilizes a fire road for a steady climb, but not too steep, with an elevation gain of 2000 ft. Please remember a sun hat, water and food. Depart Berger at 8:30 a.m. for a carpool ride to CA-29 N. Hike leader is Mary Lou Hicks, 303-7113.
MARCH 14 INTERMEDIATE HIKE: TOLAY REGIONAL PARK
This hike is in the newly opened Tolay Lake Regional Park near Petaluma. Water permitting, we will follow the Causeway Trail to the Three Ridges Vista Point, which leads to the Three Bridges Vista Point atop a 750-foot ridge, where there are sweeping views of the Richmond–San Rafael Bridge, the Bay Bridge, and the Highway 37 overpass. The views also include downtown Petaluma, Mount Diablo, Mount Tamalpais, Mount Saint Helena, the Sonoma Range, San Pablo Bay, and the Petaluma River Basin. Length is approximately 5 miles. Total elevation gain: about 500 feet. If the marsh around the Causeway Trail is flooded, we may instead take a longer hike of about 8 miles to the Bay View Vista, which also offers sweeping views of San Pablo Bay. Leave Berger at 9:00 a.m. Hike leader is Carl Appellof, 707-291-5278 Carl.firstname.lastname@example.org
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.