Thursday, March 15, 2018
Meet at 9:20 at the pullout for the Gualala business directory and at 9:30 at Anchor Bay (west side of Hwy 1) to carpool and start at Point Arena City Hall at 9:50. Walk north until you reach a road that will lead you to the bluff and spectacular ocean views. Follow the bluff north for a while to catch the spectacular middle section with views of the islands, ocean, and the Lighthouse before turning around and walking south along the bluff towards Arena Cove. This is mostly coastal grassland so there isn't much elevation change, but the ground is uneven and there are gopher holes so good hiking shoes are helpful. A suitable lunch spot will be found with a good view before returning to the cars.
Leaders: Jeff Gyving & Lena Bullamore
all photos contributed by Liberty Laura
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Start at Hidden Parking Lot at Gualala Point Park at 10:00 (on the westside entrance, just left after pulling past fee post). There is a fee per car although many of us have passes. Or park across the street if you do not have a pass. Walk down on the County Park Road to the campground and at the bottom of the hill take unofficial trail heading toward the river and explore the beautiful forest. On the return up the road, take the hole in the fence to connect with the Sea Ranch trails to post 152 to Haversack, turning right on Deer Trail and continue down Deer Trail until post 146 to Pomo Creek Trail. Do the entire Pomo Creek trail loop and back to Deer Trail Road, this time turning right at post 147 to the Pomo Hillside Trail. Connect to the Badger Trail go back to the County Park Road and then back to the cars. Lunch at the picnic tables next to the Hidden Parking Lot at the end.
Leader: Steve Coffeysmith
photos contributed by Mary Sue
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Meet at 9:20 at the pullout for the Gualala business directory and at 9:30 at Anchor Bay (West side of Hwy 1) to carpool to Manchester and start our hike at 10:00. From Hwy 1, take Stoneboro Road (near the 19.64 mile marker). Follow Stoneboro Road to just before the end and make a right on Bristol, where there is a paved circular area for parking. We will walk about five miles on paved roads passing Beverly Thompson’s heather gardens and beautiful farmland. At the end of the hike we will have lunch across the dunes at the beach. Dogs on leash are allowed.
Leader: Mary Heibel
Leader: Mary Heibel
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Carpool at 10:00 at the pullout for the Gualala business directory just north of bridge or meet at the Sea Ranch Lodge at 10:15 am. Walk the bluff trail north, turn right at post 7, then right again onto Sea Meadow Drive. Upon reaching Sea Gate Road turn north. Cross Clipper's Reach and take the bike link straight ahead which leads to Sculpture Point Drive. Follow this to Navigators Reach, there turn right and find the continuation of the bike trail. Just before the hedgerow go left on the trail connecting to the bluff trail. Walk south past Smuggler's Cove and then to Pebble Beach for lunch. Return to the Lodge.
Leader: Linda Kennedy
photos contributed by Liberty Laura and Harmony
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Meet at 9:15 at the pullout for the Gualala business directory north of bridge to carpool and at The Sea Ranch Lodge parking lot at 9:30. From Skagg's Spring Road turn on Tin Barn Road and drive to King Ridge Road and park. Hike King Ridge two miles (up) and return. This stretch is very beautiful in winter with mist, oak trees, and nice views. There is plenty of up and down on this hike. We will eat our lunches at an old cemetery.
Leader: Mary Sue Ittner
photos contributed by Liberty Laura, MS, and Harmony
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Meet at 9:45 at the pullout for the Gualala business directory north of the bridge and at 10:00 at Steve and Bonnie Coffeysmith's house, 339 Bluff Reach, corner of Bluff Reach and Cormorant Close (right on Breaker Reach, right on Hedgegate, left on Bluff Reach.). Walk to marker 30A and follow the hedgerow to marker 30D. Turn right and follow the trail to 26D and continue on Breaker Meadow Trail to 25D. Take the bike trail from 25D to marker 21, passing by Knipp-Stengel Barn. Turn right to Ohlson Beach, then return to 21, turn left and walk along the bluff to marker 24, overlooking Stengel Beach. Follow the bluff trail from 24, 24A, 25 to marker 31. Check out the cormorant nesting area at the point, then continue along the bluff to Shell Beach and loop back via 33, 33A, and Cormorant Reach to complete the loop. Enjoy your bag lunch at the Coffeysmith's on their deck or.inside out of the elements.
Leader: Steve Coffeysmith
photos contributed by Harmony & Mary Sue
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Meet at the Hidden Parking Lot at 10:00 (on the west side entrance, just left after pulling past fee post.) Or park across the street and cross Highway One if you do not have a pass. Walk through the Serge Poles and then cross the road to the bench overlooking the Gualala River. Take the trail from there that leads to the Visitor Center and from there the grass trail to the Beach. Walk as far as you can on the beach, turning around and retracing your steps and then hike south pass the restrooms and along the bluff doing the loop for views of Whale Watch Point and then walking south until you reach the trail that goes south to Walk On Beach. Instead take the trail that takes you back towards the Visitor's Center. Leader's choice for eating at the picnic tables there or walking back to the Hidden Parking lot and eating at the tables there.
Leader: Gary Beall
photos contributed by Mary Sue & Harmony