Hiking

2021 AAUW HIKES

For information about hiking, please contact one of the team leaders:  Neita Comings, Julia Graves, Judy Fujita and Kerry Weiner (Elkind).

For alternate, shorter hikes, please contact Dena Lash.

MAY 2021 AAUW HIKES

Meet at the park and ride in Healdsburg at 9:00 am. We will do shorter hikes the 1st and 3rd Fridays and longer hikes on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month.  If you lose your schedule, look on the website for the schedule. https://healdsburg-ca.aauw.net/interest-groups/hiking/

May 7                          Estero Trail, Pt. Reyes National Seashore                Julia Graves

The Estero Trail is a 7.4-mile Loop consisting of Estero, Glenbrook and Muddy Hollow Trails. This trail features beautiful wildflowers, herds of tule elks, grazing cattle and views of the Estuary and the Pacific Ocean. The elevation gain is 813’ and is rated as moderate in difficulty per All Trails Guide.

May 14                        Lake Sonoma                                                              Kerry Elkind

Dry Creek, Rancheria, Boar Scat Loop is a 9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail that features beautiful wildflowers. We have the option to do the entire 9 miles loop or a shorter in and out. The elevation is around 1745 feet.  Lake Sonoma trails offer such diversity in the landscape with beautiful shaded areas as well as a spectacular view of the Lake and mountains. We begin and end in the Gray Pine Flat parking area. The 9-mile loop can be completed in 4 hours.

May 21                        Bald Mountain                                                            Judy Fujita

This is an 8-mile loop hike in Sugarloaf State Park (a state park pass is required—-$8 with senior discount).  The total elevation gain is 1800 plus feet climbing to the peak of Bald Mountain at 2730 feet.  From there we will have views extending as far as the Sierras to the east and San Francisco to the west.  The trail is in great shape.  The hike is rated as Moderate-Difficult.  Bring at least 32 ounces of water, poles, insect repellent and lunch.  I will provide adult refreshments after the hike or, if preferred, we can stop in Kenwood.

May 28                        Pierce Point                                                                 Neita Comings

The trailhead starts at the historic Pierce Point Ranch. The Tomales Point Trail is a 9.4 mile that runs along the tip of Point Reyes National Seashore where the Pacific Ocean meets Bodega Bay. The Trail runs along coastal bluffs, up the peninsula’s spine, and through the Tule Elk Preserve.   The trail is a total of 9.4 miles out and back. Elevation gain is 1177 ft.