Olompali, Spring Lake, Sugar Loaf, Red Mountain, & Shiloh

  • Tony Lachowicz
Sutton Field Lake (Photo by unknown hiker)

ANNUAL HIKERS POTLUCK DINNER: JANUARY 19, 2019 5:30 PM BERGER CENTER

The registration deadline for the potluck dinner was January 14th. If you missed the deadline and still want to attend, please contact Donna McCulloch ASAP 539-5730. Registration forms are on the website.

Reminder: $10 Annual Membership Renewal. Forms are available on the website. Please deposit your form and check in the Hiking Club folder located in the OVA office before January 19, 2019. We will also collect membership dues at the annual Potluck Dinner.

JANUARY 17 LONG HIKE OLOMPALI STATE HISTORIC PARK

The hike begins at an historic ranch and a Coast Miwok settlement before proceeding on a serpentine trial ascending to the top of Mount Burdell. Great views provide an incredible perspective over Southern Sonoma County and Northern Marin County. The distance is 10 miles with an elevation gain of 1600 feet. Dress in layers, bring plenty of water, and a lunch. We leave Berger at 8:30 AM. Rain cancels. Hike leader is Bernie Palk, 537-8662.

JANUARY 17 INTERMEDIATE HIKE SPRING LAKE

The hike, after meeting at the Berger Center before 9 for a departure at 9:00, will commence from the Oakmont Community Garden on Stone Bridge Rd., go along Channel Drive to Spring Lake, we will walk around the lake and back to the garden. This is mostly on paved paths, road, and the only elevation is the side of the dam. Length about 4.5-5 miles. Hike is on rain or shine. Leader: Donna McCulloch, 539-5730 dmcculloch2986@gmail.com

JANUARY 24 LONG HIKE SUGARLOAF RIDGE WATERFALL AND RED MOUNTAIN

This is an 8-mile hike with a total elevation gain of 1700 feet. We’ll start below the Visitor Center with a scenic jaunt down the Canyon Trail to check the status of the Waterfall, which might be at maximum flow. Then we’ll begin a steady climb to the summit of Red Mountain via the old Stern roadbed, built in 1912, and recently introduced to Oakmont hikers by Dave Chalk. We’ll finish with a easy descent down Bald Mountain road. Bring water and a snack. Hiking poles and gaiters could be useful during the ascent. Hike leader is Bill Stacy, cell (408) 694-7161.

JANUARY 24 INTERMEDIATE HIKE SHILOH REGIONAL

Shiloh presents a diversity of landscapes from rugged canyons to sweeping vistas, through open and dense woodlands of oak and fir. The hike will cover the Big Leaf, Canyon, Mark West and Pond trails. Distance is 5 miles with 800 ft. continuous elevation gain. Leave the Berger Center at 9:00 a.m. Hike leader is Holly Kelley, 843-3155.

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.

PLEASE KEEP CHECKING WEBSITE FOR UPDATES: www.oakmonthikingclub.com

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