HALLOWEEN: SONOMA POMO CANYON HIKE
Hike Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
Leader: Chuin Phang
Leader Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Leader Phone: 530-330-5524Meeting Location (ONLY IF you've arranged for a ride in SF): Whole Foods;
2001 Market St. @ Dolores (on the Dolores St. side); parking on the street or below.
Please only show up at Whole Foods if you've arranged to meet your ride or driver there.
Meeting Time: SF or Rockridge BART: 8:30 AM
Departure Time: SF or Rockridge BART: 8:45 AM
Mileage: 6 miles
Elevation Gain: 1000'
Description (thanks to Doug L for description) : We start our hike from the Shell Beach cove near the mouth of the Russian River. We ascend the Pomo Canyon Trail through the lush redwood forest flanking the south banks of the Russian River, of which we'll have at least a few panoramic views. After lunch at the Pomo Campground, we'll return to Shell Beach. Those still energetic will walk up the beach one mile to climb the "Little Ayers Rock" monolith, while the more meditative will relax and enjoy the jagged seascape at Shell Beach (especially spectacular during high/rough surf). Please note there will be some steep uphill on this hike. By carpool group consensus, some of you may make post-hike plans. Please arrange among yourselves accordingly. Please note that it's a long drive to the trailhead, so be cautious about evening plans. And please take necessary COVID precautions.
PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU NEED A RIDE AND/OR CAN TAKE A PASSENGER, AND WHAT YOUR COMFORT LEVEL IS REGARDING PASSENGERS.
Bring / Wear: Bring water (minimum 1 liter), lunch, layers, sturdy shoes, hat and sunscreen.
Weather Policy: Canceled in the event of heavy rain
Alternate Meeting Place: We'll meet at the Kortum Trail Parking Lot, Shell Beach, Bodega Bay. It's about 7 miles north of Bodega Bay and 2 miles south of the junction of 116 and Highway 1 at Jenner. Google Shell Beach, CA 94923.
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Alternate Meeting Time: 10:30 AM
Alternate Meeting Departure Time: 10:45 AM
Total driving distance, there and back: 149 miles to and from SF; 159 miles to and from Rockridge BART.
Passenger Carpool Fees including Bridge:
$20 from SF; $22 from Rockridge BART
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