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MAY 2 SHORT HIKE / JACK LONDON STATE PARK
Jack London State Park, hike to the Lake where Jack took his guests on outings, 2 mi. R.T, modest elevation. Possibly add another 1.2 mi. to the Wolf House and back, easy, yet not flat. Not a hiker? Come along to visit the new Museum installation and the “Cottage”, where Jack and Charmian lived while he wrote. Leave Berger at 9:00 a.m. Bring State Parks pass if you have one. Leader Donna McCulloch 539-5730
MAY 2 LONG HIKE / TOMALES POINT
This hike in Point Reyes National Seashore is along the slender Tomales Point Peninsula, famous for its tall yellow bush lupine, wildflowers and its Tule Elk herds. We will start at the historic Pierce Ranch and hike out to the end of the point and back, some of it through sand. It is a 9.5 mile round trip with a total elevation gain of approximately 800 feet. Wear layered clothing, good hiking shoes, bring water, and lunch. Leave Berger Center at 8:30 a.m. Hike leader: Martin Johns 330-815-5167
MAY 9 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 view 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. Bring hiking sticks and park pass. Leave Berger at 9:00 a.m. Hike leaders are Susan and Gary Novak, 707-569-6016.
MAY 16 INTERMEDIATE HIKE / POINT REYES – MUDDY HOLLOW
A long distance for Intermediates, this is a 7-8 mile hike along the Muddy Hollow and Estero Trails in Point Reyes. There are some minor ups and downs totaling about 600’. Be prepared for a stream crossing and some possible muddy areas. Bring water and lunch; boots and poles are recommended. Leave Berger at 9:00 a.m. Hike leader is Becky Brown, 282-9941.
MAY 16 LONG HIKE / NAPA SKYLINE WILDERNESS PARK
A moderately strenuous hike of 9.5 miles with an elevation gain of approximately 1300 feet. Grand views of the Napa Valley at a private park. Lunch, plenty of liquids, and weather appropriate clothing recommended. Hike leader is Dave Chalk, 539-8847. Leave Berger at 8:30 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.