Upcoming Schedule

TIN BARN ROAD HIKE FROM KING RIDGE ROAD – February 7, 2019
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. From Skagg’s Spring Road turn on Tin Barn Road and park at the corner of Tin Barn and Kings Ridge Road. Start at 10:00 and walk to Odiyon entrance and back, lunching at the end at the cemetery on Tin Barn Road. This is a road hike, but with lovely green vistas in the winter and glimpses of the Buddhist Temple.
Leader: Harmony Susalla, 884-3347

CRISPIN LANE WITH POTLUCK – February 14, 2019
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, 882-1750

OHLSON RANCH LOOP SOUTH – February 21, 2019
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, 785-3682

CURLEY LANE – February 28, 2014
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, 884-9714

PLANTATION TRAIL - BRUCE JOHNSON STUDIO - March 7, 2019

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, 884-4824

WALK-ON-BEACH TO GUALALA POINT PARK C - March 14, 2019
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, 408-306-5321

BIG TREE AND WHITE FIR TRAILS – March 21, 2019
Carpool at pullout for Gualala business directory just north of bridge at 9:55. Start at Big Tree Close and Timber Ridge Road at hike marker 122 at 10:10. Hang tags are needed for non Sea Ranchers. Pass marker 116. At marker 111 take left fork. Follow trail to marker 104 which ends at Longmeadow. Go through gate and turn right back onto a forest path. Continue on this trail, past the Sag Pond. The path eventually joins the main trail again at marker 110. Continue back along trail until marker 117. Walk west to marker 118 and follow the upper portion of the Big Tree Loop Trail to marker 120. Exit at 123 at Big Tree Close and return to parking area on Timber Ridge. This hike can have beautiful Douglas Iris displays in spring. Lunch optional but those wanting to have lunch together can drive to the regional park and eat at the tables next to the Hidden Parking lot.
Leader: Adrian Adams, 805-215-8665

STORNETTA PUBLIC LANDS LOOP – March 28, 2018
Meet at 9:50 at pullout for Gualala business directory and at 10:00 at Anchor Bay (West side of Hwy 1) to carpool and start at Rollerville Junction 2 miles north of Point Arena at 10:30. We will enjoy the gorgeous view of the ocean as we walk along the road toward the lighthouse or the road toward the old Coast Guard Loran site (now owned by Mendocino Community College.) Depending on the weather and the condition of the trails we will do a loop or walk along "huckleberry road" and into the spectacular middle section and return via the lighthouse road. Lunch somewhere along the way.
Leader: Darlene Gorman, 650-575-1890

POMO TRAILS & FOREST – April 4, 2019
Carpool at pullout for Gualala business directory just north of bridge at 9:50. Meet at Dard's (205 Screech Owl, Sea Ranch) at 9:55. It's East on Halcyon (North end of Sea Ranch) North on Deer Trail, West on Screech Owl. Hike starts at 10:00. Starting on Screech Owl, enter the trail at post 144 and do entire Pomo Creekside Trail.  At Deer Trail turn left to Pomo Hillside Trail, post 147.  As this trail exits to Deer Trail cross the street and enter the trail at post 150 and then turn left on the dirt road.  As road exits the woods, take the unofficial trail to the right which exits on County Park Road to campground.  Follow to the right and at bottom of hill take unofficial trail heading toward river and explore this beautiful area. Reverse and start back. Cover the route taken inbound until exiting on dirt road.  Turn right to Haversack connector trail.  Take it exiting on cul-de-sac which traverse turning right on Deer Trail.  Turn in on Pomo Creekside trail and return to beginning. We will have lunch at Dard and Mary’s house.
Leader: Steve Coffeysmith, (510) 593-8195

HORSESHOE COVE--SALT POINT NORTH – April 11, 2019
Meet at 10:00 at pullout for Gualala business directory north of bridge to carpool and at the Stengel Beach Coastal Access parking area at 10:10. Park at MM 44.00 at Salt Point at 10:30. The turnoff is tricky; turnoff at MM44 even though the sign says Turnout 1/4 mile. This hike is quite steep in places so hiking sticks and boots are recommended. Hike on the trail staying right at the fork until you go over the crest of the hill and have a beautiful view of Horseshoe Cove. Descend sharply until you reach the Bluff. Walk south along the bluff until about 11:30 and retrace your steps until we reach a magical rock formation for lunch. This is a cell phone free hike. If you have a cell phone with you, you will be asked to turn it off or put it in airplane mode so Annie Mills can hike with us. She has radiation sickness so is limited on where she can be with people and there are no cell phone towers in the area so she can join us. There could be early wildflowers on this hike. The return to the cars after lunch will be uphill, but this is a gorgeous spot so worth the effort. Please note that dogs are not allowed on the trail in this State Park.
Leader: Mary Sue Ittner (and maybe Bob too), 884-4824

ALDER CREEK - MANCHESTER STATE BEACH - April 18, 2019
Meet at 9:05 at pullout for Gualala business directory and at Anchor Bay (west side of Hwy 1) at 9:15. The hike starts at the public access from Highway One on about mile marker 22.27 at 9:45. We will turn in at Alder Creek Beach Road, then turn directly left and park on the road that parallels Highway One. We will walk down the road where it is closed until we come to the trail that leads to the environmental campground hoping to see wildflowers and walk back via the beach if we can. We may change the direction of the hike depending on the wind. Please note that dogs are not allowed on the trail in this State Park. We will have lunch afterwards at Beverley Thompson's lovely garden to view spring flowers (Rhododendrons and Azaleas to name a few.)
Leader: Mary Heibel 882-2055

BLACKPOINT BEACH WALK & BLACKPOINT-BIHLER POINT WILDFLOWER FOOTPATHS – April 25, 2019

Carpool at the Gualala Business Directory pullout just north of bridge at 9:45, and at the Blackpoint Beach Coastal Access parking area (just north of the Lodge) at 10:00. Walk from the parking area to the Bluff Trail and turn left to marker 1. Go down the stairs and walk on the beach to the north end, returning to the stairs (Note: The stairs are steep!). From marker 1, walk south to the first gate marked with the wildflower path marker and follow the path to Black Point, the barn, and Bihler Point. Continue on the marked path toward the Lodge, past the old sheepherder’s cabin, and turn left on the main trail. Follow the Bluff Trail from marker 1 to 3, turn right and continue through the hedgerow to marker 3C, then right on Moonraker to the fire road gate at Black Point Reach. At the end of the fire trail we will go to either the barn or the Lodge area for our lunches. Note: If it’s windy, the leader may modify the plan.
Leader: Laura Bridge 408-306-5321

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