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Lake Group Outings:

*JANUARY 17, 10AM -- moderately strenuous hike into the Cache Creek Wilderness to view wintering bald eagles, led by BLM rangers. Hike starts at the Redbud Trailhead off Hwy 20 8 miles east of Clearlake Oaks, and lasts 3-4 hours. Hikers should wear sturdy hiking boots and layered clothing, and carry water, lunch, and binoculars. Rain cancels. Spaces are limited and reservations required. For additional information, and to RSVP, call the BLM Ukiah field office at 468 4000.

*JANUARY 24, 10AM -- moderately strenuous hike into the Cache Creek Wilderness to view wintering bald eagles, led by BLM rangers. Hike starts at the Redbud Trailhead off Hwy 20 8 miles east of Clearlake Oaks, and lasts 3-4 hours. Hikers should wear sturdy hiking boots and layered clothing, and carry water, lunch, and binoculars. Rain cancels. Spaces are limited and reservations required. For additional information, and to RSVP, call the BLM Ukiah field office at 468 4000

*JANUARY 31, 10AM -- moderately strenuous hike into the Cache Creek Wilderness to view wintering bald eagles, led by BLM rangers. Hike starts at the Redbud Trailhead off Hwy 20 8 miles east of Clearlake Oaks, and lasts 3-4 hours. Hikers should wear sturdy hiking boots and layered clothing, and carry water, lunch, and binoculars. Rain cancels. Spaces are limited and reservations required. For additional information, and to RSVP, call the BLM Ukiah field office at 468 4000.

*FEBRUARY 7, 10AM -- moderately strenuous hike into the Cache Creek Wilderness to view wintering bald eagles, led by BLM rangers. Hike starts at the Redbud Trailhead off Hwy 20 8 miles east of Clearlake Oaks, and lasts 3-4 hours. Hikers should wear sturdy hiking boots and layered clothing, and carry water, lunch, and binoculars. Rain cancels. Spaces are limited and reservations required. For additional information, and to RSVP, call the BLM Ukiah field office at 468 4000.

FEBRUARY 14  -- Pope to Putah  trail.  Hike a brand new trail still in the making. The P2P trail connects the two upper arms of Lake Berryessa. Tuleyome (see tuleyome.org) is pioneering a new connector trail between these two arms. We'll hike as far as the trail goes, overlook the secluded Putah Creek arm, then hike back, getting wonderful views of Pope Valley and Pope Canyon. Bring water, lunch and hiking boots. Class: M-9-A. Carpool: 8:30 AM, Store 24, north end of Middletown across Hwy 29 from high school. Rain cancels.  Leader Tom McFarling, (707) 994-5490. tom.mcfarling@gmail.com

*FEBRUARY 14, 10AM -- moderately strenuous hike into the Cache Creek Wilderness to view wintering bald eagles, led by BLM rangers. Hike starts at the Redbud Trailhead off Hwy 20 8 miles east of Clearlake Oaks, and lasts 3-4 hours. Hikers should wear sturdy hiking boots and layered clothing, and carry water, lunch, and binoculars. Rain cancels. Spaces are limited and reservations required. For additional information, and to RSVP, call the BLM Ukiah field office at 468 4000.


FEBRUARY 15 -- Robert L Stevenson State Park Table Rock. Enjoy gorgeous rolling hills, wooded forests, interesting volcanic rock formations and stunning views of Napa Valley!  Bring lunch, snack, water, hat and treaded shoes. Class M-4.2-A  Carpool: 8:30 am in front of Middletown Mugshots coffee shop on corner of Hwy 29 & 175.  Meet 9 am in RLS State Park Parking lot on Hwy 29, 6.1 miles south of Twin Pine Casino in Middletown.  RSVP Leader Julie Kreis 707-987-9040 or tikaljak@yahoo.com Rain cancels.

FEBRUARY 25 -- Rabbit Hill in Middletown Join us in a history stroll up Rabbit Hill with some natural history thrown in. Class E-1-A  Meet 9 am. Perry’s Deli at south end of Middletown. Leader: Pete McGee 942-1373 or montesol@hughes.net

MARCH 7 -- Knoxville Wildlife Area. This  20 thousand acre CA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife preserve is little used by hikers. We'll hike up a secluded valley, discover an old gravesite above Knoxville, pass an old windmill  along a beautiful meadow and creek, cross a 600 ft. high ridge and get excellent views of Mt. St. Helena to the west and look right up at Blue Ridge to the east. Then down into Long Canyon and back to the cars. Bring lunch, water and hiking boots. Class; M-8-A. Carpool 8:30 AM  Lower Lake Coffee Company, main street Lower Lake. Leader Tom McFarling (707) 994-5490. Rain cancels.

MARCH 15 -- Mount St. Helena Robert Louis Stevenson State Park.  Hike switchbacks about 20 minutes through fir woods up to an old access dirt road, this leads to the very top of St. Helena Mountain.  We will go to the Lower Peak which looks out over Napa Valley.  On a clear day see spectacular views, including much of the San Francisco Bay area, binoculars advised! Bring water, Lunch & snacks.  Class M-7.3-C.  Carpool: 8:30 am in front of Middletown Mugshots coffee shop on corner of Hwy 29 & 175.  Meet 9 am at Robert Louis Stevenson Park - parking lot.  By reservation only.  Leader Julie 707-987-9040 or 707-671-5947. Or tikaljak@yahoo.com Rain cancels.

APRIL 25 -- Glen Eden Trail to Goat Rock.  It is time to view wild-flowers in the North Cow Mtn. Recreation Area. It consists of grasslands, chaparral-covered slopes with scattered stands of fir, pine and oak. Trailhead is at 1394’ rising to 2600’ at Goat Rock.  Bring water & lunch. Class H-8-B. Carpools: meet 8:30 am Lower Lake Coffee Co. on Main Street, off junction of Hwy 29 & 53.  Meet 9:30 am Glen Eden Trailhead – going north to Lakeport take Hwy 29 to 11th street, go west on 11 St., it becomes Scotts Valley Rd. Continue on Scotts V Rd 6 miles - to Glen Eden Trailhead on right, park in signed areas.  By reservation only.  Leader Julie 707-987-9040 or 707-671-5947.  Or tikaljak@yahoo.com Rain cancels.

* Not a Sierra Club hike

Difficulty Mileage Elevation Gain
E = easy actual mileage A = less than 1,000'
M = moderate B = 1,000-2,000'
H = hard C = 2,000-3,000'
S = strenuous D = over 3,000'
V = very strenuous

 

Ratings For Outing Leaders: How fast or slow do you go?

Wonder if an outing leader walks fast or slow? Keep in mind that the leader's speed is but one part of hiking. How high up a mountain the hike starts, the total mileage and elevation gain (up hill) and loss (down hill) greatly affect the difficulty of a hike, regardless of how fast or slow you walk. If you have any doubts about being able to do a hike or have other questions, please call the leader to discuss your concerns. These ratings only serve as a guide and are not a substitute for you being in appropriate physical condition before participating in an outing. Leaders are grouped according to how fast they normally hike. Please keep in mind that this info is to help you decide if a hike is right for you.

 

 



Other local hikes:

Lake County Land Trust
Conducts weekly Saturday walks at their Rodman Slough Preserve, starting at 8AM June through August and 9AM September through May. Meet at the Nature Center at the Preserve on Westlake Road and the Nice-Lucerne Cut-off. No dogs please. Heavy rain will cancel. Call Roberta Lyons at 994-2024 or Pamela Bordisso at 279-0923 for information.

Clear Lake State Park guided walks
Docent-led walks will start from the Visitor Center at 8:30AM every second and fourth Sunday through August: no park entrance fee for participants in these events

Redbud Audubon bird walks. Monthly, October through May: for details, call Jeannette Knight at 928-4233 or Roberta Lyons at 994-2024.

Monthly guided walks at Anderson Marsh
The Anderson Marsh Interpretive Association (AMIA) offers guided nature walks followed by docent-led tours of the historic ranch house. Rain cancels the walks, but the tours will take place regardless of weather. For more information call AMIA at 995-2658 or email info@andersonmarsh.org

Konocti Regional Trail System
Comprehensive information on the local trail network, including links to all known online maps: www.KonoctiTrails.com

Also visit:

Lake County Visitors Guide

Redbud Audubon Society

Tuleyome Trails

 

 

Help Wanted: Outing Leaders. No experience needed, just a love for brisk exercise in the out-of-doors. There are many good reasons to become an Outing leader, including an opportunity for autocracy: as leader you get to choose where to go, and when. Interested? Get in touch with Outing Chair Steve Devoto at 279-8308 or sdevoto@mchsi.com.

 

 

     
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