Upcoming Schedule

PELICAN BLUFF AND CURLEY LANE– November 7, 2019
Meet at 10:05 at the pullout for the Gualala business directory and carpool at Anchor Bay at 10:15 at the south side of town on west side of highway. The hike will begin at the Pelican Bluff parking lot at 10:30. Please carpool if at all possible as there is limited parking. The Mendocino Land Trust has designed a 2.2-mile trail and this 73-acre preserve is home to the endangered Point Arena Mountain Beaver and several rare plants, as well as a creek (which is recovering from cattle grazing) and Bishop pine forest. We can either hike some additional trails at Pelican Bluff or hike up and then back down Curley Lane (leader’s choice). The leaders will find a suitable lunch spot either at Pelican Bluff or Curley Lane.
Leaders: Jeff Gyving& Lena Bullamore

CORMORANT, BREAKER MEADOW, OHLSON BEACH, SHELL BEACH LOOP - November 14, 2019
Meet at 9:45 at pullout for 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 510-593-8195

GUALALA ROAD TO GREEN IRON BRIDGE AND GAC HIKING TRAILS – November 21, 2019
Meet at 10:00 in back part of the Gualala Arts parking lot. We will walk one of the new GAC trails before hiking along the road down to the green bridge and back. There are some mild elevation changes. We will have lunch at the picnic tables at the Arts Center, and after lunch those interested can view the art shows inside.
Leader: Dona Dougherty

NO HIKE – HAPPY THANKSGIVING!! November 28, 2019

GUALALA REGIONAL PARK NORTH SEA RANCH LOOP - December 5, 2019
Start at Hidden Parking Lot at 10:00 (on westside entrance just left after pulling past fee post.)  There is a fee per car. (Or park across the street and cross Hwy 1 if you do not have a pass.)  Cross the highway and pick up the Badger Trail.  Take the Badger Trail and hike the Pomo Hillside Trail to Deer Trail. Turn left (post 147) and walk along the road, turning right on Halcyon and crossing the highway. Turn right on Leeward, left on Fish Rock, taking the trail through the hedge row to the Bluff Trail. Walk along the trail until you pass post 70. Take trail off to right to 70A and Sea Lion. Walk to the end of the road, turn left and walk along Leeward Road to the end, entering the trail at post 76A. Connect to the Bluff Trail again and then walk to the park taking the first right back to the Visitor’s Center and back to the Hidden Parking lot. Optional lunch at the picnic tables at the end.
Leader: Linda Kennedy 785-3682

SALT POINT/TIMBER COVE – December 12, 2019
Meet at the pullout for Gualala business directory at 9:15 and at Stengel Beach Coastal Access parking area at 9:25. Start at 9:45 at Salt Point State Park. Turn west at Main Entrance and follow road down to ocean where large parking lot and restrooms are.  There is a $6 charge per car so if you have a State Parks pass bring it. Hike the coastal trail along the bluffs north for about 30 min and then return.  If we are lucky the waves will be BIG and beautiful.  We will return to our cars and then continue south to Timber Cove Inn where we will hike their trails, including a visit to the smallest state park in California.  The hike will conclude with lunch at the Timber Cove Inn so please RSVP to Mary Sue by December 9th so she can give them an idea of how many people might be coming.
Leader: Mary Sue Ittner, 884-4824

TIMBER RIDGE ROAD -- POSH SQUASH – December 19, 2019
Meet at 10:00 at pullout for Gualala business directory north of bridge to carpool and/or at the end of Verdant View near the Ranch Cafe at 10:15. Hang tags needed for non Sea Ranchers. Walk on informal path west to Timber Ridge Road. Walk south on this road until the end of the road. This is a forested road with ups and downs so a hiking stick could be helpful but is not mandatory. When we reach the end, we will turn around and walk back stopping at the Posh Squash where there are picnic tables where we can eat our lunch and survey the vegetable gardens. 3.6 miles.
Leader: Laura Bridge 408-306-5321

POINT ARENA PUBLIC LANDS LOOP – December 26, 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 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.
Leader: Mary Heibel, 882-2055

CRISPIN LANE – January 2, 2020
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 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. Lunch afterwards at Manchester State Beach either at the picnic tables or weather permitting on the beach is also possible. NOTE: There are often loose dogs on Crispin Lane so you may not want to bring your dog.
Leader: Harmony Susalla 884-3347

AIRPORT ROUNDABOUT #1: FLY CLOUD, SEA RIDGE, DEEP WOODS – January 9, 2020
Meet at 9:30 at pullout for Gualala business directory north of bridge or park at 9:45 at The Sea Ranch Business Center on Verdant View (turn right before you reach the Fire Station). We can park along the cul-de-sac by the building supply. Sea Ranch members please bring along extra hang tags for non-Sea Ranchers. At the end of the hike we will be having lunch at the Ranch Café, so it’s best to place your order before we start the hike so it will be ready when we return. The hike will start at 10:00. Walk Verdant View back towards the north and turn left on Annapolis road, using the trail on the left side of the road. Left on Timber Ridge. Walk Timber Ridge, right on Fly Cloud and right on Westgate Drive, back to Timber Ridge, where you turn left. Cross Annapolis Road where Timber Ridge becomes Sea Ridge. Follow Sea Ridge to a T intersection with Spring Meadow. Turn right on Spring Meadow and left on Timber Ridge. Follow the trail at Trail Post 313, near Sorcerer Wood, proceeding left as you pass TP312, returning to the pavement turning right on East Ridge Rd. at TP311.Turn left on Deep Woods Rd, and right on River Beach Rd. Turn left on Timber Ridge Rd. using the new trail on the right side of the pavement. Right on Annapolis Road, then left onto Verdant View. We will eat lunch at The Ranch Café. You can call ahead with your order (707-785-4529), arrive a little before the hike begins to place your order in person, or you can bring your own lunch.
Leader: Adrian Adams 805-215-8665

TIN BARN ROAD TO KING RIDGE ROAD – January 16, 2020
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 Bob Rutemoeller and Mary Sue Ittner, 884-4824

ANNAPOLIS ROAD HIKE #2 – January 23, 2020
Carpool at 10:30 at pullout for Gualala business directory north of bridge and at The Sea Ranch Business Center on Verdant View at 10:45 (turn right before you reach the Fire Station). We can park along the cul-de-sac by the building supply.  Sea Ranch members please bring along extra hang tags for non Sea Ranchers.  Drive on Annapolis Road for about 5 miles from Hwy 1 turnoff.  Pass a sign for 37151 on right and then park on the next road that goes off to the left, Noce Rd. Hike on Annapolis Road to the Old Horicon School and have lunch on the porch there and return.
Leaders: Ron and April Damman, 884-3830

GUALALA POINT PARK # 2 – January 30, 2020
Start at Hidden Parking Lot at 11:00 (on westside entrance just left after pulling past fee post- there is a fee per car. (Or park across the street and cross Hwy 1 if you do not have a pass.) Hike on road going north till reach trail that accesses river bluff. Turn left on that trail and follow it till you reach Visitor Center parking lot.  Just after visitor center veer right on grass trail which takes you toward beach.  Cross paved path to beach and proceed past restroom to coast.  Bear left on bluffs and continue on the Blufftop Trail to the Salal Trail intersection. Either take it back to the cars if not too muddy or turn around and when you reenter County Park turn immediate right on path and proceed to beginning.  As you enter the road to the visitor center, follow it a bit toward Highway until you see trail bearing right.  Follow it back to Hidden Parking Lot.
Leader: Darlene Gorman, 650-575-1890

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