December 2018 AAUW HIKES
Meet at the P&R at 9am.  Contact the Lead if you plan to meet at the trail-head.

Dec 7          HALF A CANOE +                                              Barb Recchia
We’ll start at No-Name flat to hike Half a Canoe with a few trails added to make it about seven miles.  The trail is moderate to strenuous with an elevation gain of about 1200 feet.  Bring poles, water and a snack.  We should be back in town by 1:00 p.m.

Dec 14         Bald Mountain                                           Debbie Potmesil
Hike begins along the Meadow Trail, up Brushy Peaks and Grey Pine Trails to Bald Mt. Return by Red Mt, Headwaters, and Vista trails.  Approx. 7 miles and about 1500 ft. elevation. This is a somewhat strenuous hike. Bring lunch and we should be back in town by 3:30. (State Park pass or $ needed for parking.)

Dec 21        Annadel,  Schultz Trail to Lawndale Trail       Liz Loebel
This is a 6.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. Elevation gain 1100ft. Pack a light lunch. Should be back by 2pm.

Dec 28     Willow Creek Preserve                                              Neita Comings
We will hike the Willow Creek Preserve.  We had to cancel this hike earlier in the year, so let’s do it tomorrow.  It should be much cooler than here and inland.  The trail for this park starts just south of the town of Duncans Mills.  We will hike about a 5-6 mile loop.  The first stretch is the hardest, where we do a pretty steep climb up to the ridge at 1100′.  After this, it is a nice stroll along the ridge top with open views to the Pacific and to the Russian River.  The descent is through the woods.  We should be done with the hike by 12 or 12:30, so let’s plan to stop in Cape Fear for some lunch before we head home.