February 2019 AAUW HIKES

Meet at the P&R at 9am.  Please RSVP if you are attending. Contact the Lead if you plan to meet at the trailhead.

Feb 1             Felta Road/Felta Ridge Road                            Liz Loebel
Pat Bertapelle will lead us on a 5 mile hike up Felta Road and Felta Ridge Road. Each road is about 2.5 miles with maybe a 500 foot elevation gain. Each road is an out and back. This area is quite beautiful walking along Felta Creek and Mill Creek passing by goats, cows and even a llama. The creeks are full with even a small waterfall. We should be back in town by noon.

Feb 8             Lucas Valley                                                                        Debbie Potmesil
8 miles 1200’ elevation.  Hike up Big Rock Trail to Big Rock Fire Road.  Open terrain with great vistas.  Bring, water, hat, poles and lunch. We should be back, at the latest, by 4:30 p.m

Feb 15           Annadel                                                                    Barb Recchia
We will be hiking the “small lake loop” starting flat on Channel Drive, climbing through a shaded dense forest and then circling Lake Ilsanjo before our rocky descent.  This is a moderate 7.6 mile hike with about a 1000′ elevation gain.

Bring water, your poles and lunch.  We should be back by 2:00.

Feb 22           North Sonoma Mountain                                           Neita Comings
The North Sonoma Mountain Ridge Trail is an 8 mile out and back trail that climbs to nearly 2000 feet and the western boundary of Jack London State Historic Park. This trail appeals to hikers seeking a strenuous outing. Most of the trail is forested, and some sections open to stunning views of the Santa Rosa Plain, Bennett Valley and Sonoma Valley. Hikers are treated to 180-degree views of Taylor and Bennett mountains, Mt. Saint Helena, Hood Mountain, Sugarloaf Ridge and other North Bay peaks. Bring a lunch and anticipate returning by 3 pm.