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.

  JUNE 2021 AAUW HIKES

Meet at the park and ride in Healdsburg at 9:00 am.  If you lose your schedule, look on the website for the schedule. https://healdsburg-ca.aauw.net/interest-groups/hiking/

June 4                          Pomo Canyon                                                             Kerry Elkind

Pomo Canyon trail from Shell Beach is a 7.2 mile loop trail beautiful that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail overlooking the coast and Jenner headlands has 1594 feet in elevation. Red Hill provides a series of trails climbing the tallest ridge just south of the Russian River on the coast. This exposed landscape of grasslands and chaparral provides plenty of sweeping vistas overlooking the mouth of the Russian River watershed out to Jenner, coastlines down to Bodega Head, and some great overlooks into Willow Creek. Bring water, poles and lunch.

June 11                        Sonoma County Ranch                                               Julia Graves

This hike provides a rare opportunity to see a Sonoma County working ranch in the heart of wine country. This hike is approximately 7.5 miles with mild elevation. The property features rolling hills, grazing cattle, ponds and easy to walk fire roads. Bring water, poles and lunch.

June 18                        Willow Creek                                                              Debbie Potmesil

This is a 9.5-mile moderate hike. We will ascend Islands in the Sky to Full Monty to the top of the ridge. After admiring the views along the Fern Tree trail, we go down Lower Old Barn trail to Willow Creek Road. We’ll have lunch in the shade somewhere along Willow Creek Road before we head back up via Upper Old Barn Trail. Once back at the top, we hike down the fire road to our cars. Meet at the park n ride or near the Gold Coast bakery in Duncans Mills at 9:45. From there we carpool to the trailhead, so we go through the gate together. Bring water, poles and lunch. Back in HB 3:30 – 4.

June 25                        Dipsea Trail                                                                 Judy Fujita

We will hike the Dipsea Trail, a Marin County classic, from Mill Valley to Stinson Beach.  This is a 7.6-mile one-way hike rated as moderate-difficult.  We will start in Mill Valley climbing up 700 steps, then ascend to spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean.  After that, we will descend to Stinson Beach and drive back to Mill Valley.  The hike typically takes 3 1/2–4 hours.  Bring sunscreen, water, poles and lunch.