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North Slope Trail to Hay stack Trail to Sonoma Ridge Trail 15 miles moderate

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Apr 14 7:30AM - 3:00PM

I am offering this a 2nd time for the folks who couldn't go due to the Angels camp caving trip.
this is a must do hike; you do not want to miss this one! This is a modified/extended version of the normal North Slope hike which will include another beautiful new trail! This is a brand new trail for Spirit of Adventure. This time we will go up to the end of the North Slope and then go down hill on the Hay stack Trail and then on the Mountain trail over to the Sonoma Ridge trail where we will enjoy a beautiful loop and hike back out on the North Slope Trail. on This hike we will not be going to the park summit but instead go up on the Sonoma ridge Trail and another trail less traveled. A county park pass or $7 is necessary to park here. The park is located about 3 miles up Sonoma Mountain Road from Bennett Valley Rd. It's located at the Jacobs Ranch site. Please allow extra time to find this if this is your first time. The 1st trail is over 4 miles and then another 4 to 5 miles which should make our total 12 to 14 miles as we will go out and back. The altitude climb should be about 1800 ft. This is what the recent write up had to say about the trail: The 820-acre park southeast of Santa Rosa features a 4-mile Bay Area Ridge Trail connection to Jack London State Historic Park. The trail climbs to nearly 2,000 feet on the north face of the mountain, leading hikers across creeks and forests and offering stunning views of Sonoma County. This addition to the Regional Parks system provides the first public access to the north side of Sonoma Mountain, one of the county's defining landforms. I We combine enjoyment of the trail with respect for everyones time. A steady pace and we just keep going! If you are in the lead you will end up waiting at trail junctions. If you are in the back you will be asked to do your best to keep up with the group and at waiting points the group may move on as soon as you are within sight. Our pace averages 2.5mph to 3 mph. We do get separated from time to time as everyone walks their own pace but please bear in mind that you will need to be able to stay within several minutes of the group. Make sure this is something you are prepared for and would enjoy. Please always check your email the night before just in case there are any necessary adjustments. Cancellations or any adjustments will be posted by 10pm the previous evening. Give yourself time to find the trail head so that you arrive prior to the scheduled time. That is the time we head out on the trail. It would be disappointing to miss having you on the hike due to late arrival. You will be left behind if you are not ready to head out at the hike start time. Wear comfortable hiking shoes with good rugged soles that are well broken in. Duration: 6 or so hours Facilities: at the trail head Dogs?: none allowed here at this time. Bring plenty of water. More than one bottle is usually a good idea. Dress in layers. The hike can start off cool but rapidly warm up Bring a snack. We have a break at the top of Sonoma Ridge Trail I have a site already picked out! - great stop with a view! Bring your smile and great attitude! Once again....this is not about finishing the hike in record time...it's about enjoying ourselves and the outdoors! If you are a fast hiker you will be waiting for those of us that huff and puff our way up the trail. If you are a slow hiker you will find that we head off up the trail as soon as you catch up with the group. Please make sure this is something that you will enjoy! We are ALL about trail enjoyment while respecting everyones time! See you on the trail! A link to the trail brochure can be found here: http://parks.sonomacounty.ca.gov/uploadedFiles/Parks/Get_Outdoors/Parks/North-Slope-Sonoma-Mountain-Map-v18.pdf

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How to find us:Parking lot at end of road near restrooms

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