Thursday, March 14, 2019

WALK-ON-BEACH TO GUALALA POINT PARK C



Meet at the Hidden parking lot (left of the Gualala Point Park pay station) at 9:50 a.m. to carpool to Walk-On-Beach parking lot off Highway 1. (If you do not have a regional park permit, you can park on the east side of Highway 1 across from the park entrance.) We will walk to the bluff on the public coastal access trail, passing by Sea Pine Beach and walking on Walk-On Beach Road to post 39 down to the beach and then walking north on the beach and going up the stairs and continuing on the Bluff trail north. Lunch options include the beach, picnic tables on the bluff by the bathrooms or the tables at the visitor's center. Carpool drivers (and any Sea Ranchers who met the group there) will be shuttled back to Walk-On-Beach parking lot.
Leader: Laura Bridge

Mileage: 4.4
photos contributed by: Mary Sue, Gary B, April and Harmony

Thursday, March 7, 2019

PLANTATION TRAIL - BRUCE JOHNSON STUDIO



Because of the wet conditions our hike our Thursday will be mostly a road hike followed by a visit to Bruce Johnson's. We will caravan from the second carpool spot (the Stengel Beach Coastal Access parking area at 9:25) following the leader to our starting point. 

Meet at 9:15 at pullout for Gualala business directory north of bridge to carpool and at the Stengel Beach Coastal Access parking area at 9:25. Drive to the entrance to Salt Point Park on Sea View Road. Enter the park on the trail and walk to the Prairie and beyond, turning around at some point and retracing our steps. There are elevation changes going both directions. We could modify this if we feel the trail is too muddy.  Dogs are not allowed on the Salt Point trails. Afterwards we will drive to Bruce Johnson's studio where we will have a tour of works in progress and eat our lunches. Visiting Bruce has always been a treat in the past. We haven't visited him since 2014 and he has many new works in progress for us to see. To learn more:
http://www.vibottaro.com/sculptor-brucejohnson/
Leader: Mary Sue Ittner

photos contributed by: Mary Sue, Bob R., and Gary

Thursday, February 28, 2019

CURLEY LANE



Meet at 10:05 at pullout for Gualala business directory and at Anchor Bay (west side of Hwy 1) at 10:15. The hike will start at 10:30 at Highway 1 by Curley Lane. There is only room for about 3 cars on Highway 1 by Curley Lane so if we have more we will need to drop off hikers and leave cars at Moat Creek. Curley Lane is a dirt road that passes through pleasant scenery (green meadows, ponds, cows) making you forget where you started until you see the lovely views of the ocean on the return. This is a short hike, sometimes windy, mostly level but some up and down. If weather permits you can bring your lunch and eat at the picnic tables at Pelican Bluffs after the hike.
Leaders: John and Lynn Walton (Ginger was the sub)

Mileage: 3.1
photos contributed by Liberty Laura, Mary Sue and Harmony

Thursday, February 21, 2019

OHLSON RANCH LOOP SOUTH



Carpool at 9:45 at pullout for Gualala business directory just north of bridge, and/or meet at the Ohlson Ranch Center parking lot at 10:00.  Hang tags needed for non-Sea Ranchers. Walk south on the trail starting between the building and the highway, crossing White Surf Road and Headlands Reach. At the next hedgerow continue south on the bike trail to Navigators Reach. Take a right on the road and then take the access to the bluff trail. Walk north to return to the Ohlson Ranch where we will have lunch.
Leader:Linda Kennedy

Mileage: 3.7
photos contributed by Liberty Laura, Mary Sue and Harmony

Thursday, February 14, 2019

CRISPIN LANE WITH POTLUCK (RAIN CHANGE to Rollerville to Lighthouse)




Meet at 9:20 at pullout for Gualala business directory and at 9:30 at Anchor Bay (West side of Hwy 1) to carpool. We will drive to Crispin Lane in Manchester, parking at the Manchester Community Center/Garcia Guild (formerly the Grange) and walk to the end of this county road. Hike starts around 10:00 a.m. We will pass green fields and have lovely views of the ocean on our way back. This road starts out relatively flat and then goes slowly up so we'll coast on the return trip. Afterwards we will have a potluck soup/salad/bread lunch at the Manchester Community Center. The Crock-Pots can be going while we hike. NOTE: There are often loose dogs on Crispin Lane so you may not want to bring your dog.
Leaders: Susan and Gary Levenson-Palmer

RAIN UPATE: The Garcia River flooded so those of us to the south parked at Rollerville (aka Lighthouse Pointe) and walked the road towards the lighthouse turning south and walking the bluff until the first waterfalll and then continued on towards the lighthouse and then back via the road. We lunched at April and Ron's house.
Mileage: 4.0