Saturday, 8:15 a.m.

7 miles, Brisk Pace

Boardwalk by Atascadero Creek at Green Valley Road (Courtesy Sonoma County Regional Parks)

Boardwalk by Atascadero Creek at Green Valley Road (courtesy Sonoma County Regional Parks)

Meet in the Sebastopol Plaza at 8:15 for a bus ride, leaving at 8:25, to Forestville and a brisk walk back to Sebastopol along the West County Trail. This flat walk takes us along the bike trail to Graton for a rest and a snack, and through scenic vineyards and wetlands, then along bucolic Barlow Lane. The 7 mile walk will take about 3 and a half hours. We should arrive back in Sebastopol by lunchtime.

Bus Fare is $1.85 for adults, 90 cents for seniors (60+). Please have exact change for the bus. Wear comfortable shoes and a hat, and bring water, sunscreen and a snack or lunch. Heavy rain cancels.

Park in the theater lot on McKinley to avoid the 2-hour parking limits in the Plaza.

Leader: Richard Nichols

 

Sebastopol Walks flyer Nov. 2014

Barlow's berry pickers at the old swimming hole on Atascadero Creek at Miller's Dairy, Mill Station Road (courtesy Western Sonoma County Historical Society)

Barlow’s berry pickers at the old swimming hole on Atascadero Creek at Miller’s Dairy, Mill Station Road (courtesy Western Sonoma County Historical Society)

7 Miles, Brisk Pace

Meet at the downtown plaza at 9:00 a.m. for this brisk, 7-mile trek in the Laguna de Santa Rosa. Geoffrey Skinner has created this new walk featuring the cultural history of the area that will include occasional stops along the trails.

Wear sunscreen, a hat and walking shoes. Bring water and a snack.

Heavy rain cancels.

Leader: Geoffrey Skinner.

Check out the current Walks flyer

 

 

Government campgrounds near the Laguna and Santa Rosa Avenue, circa 1940 (courtesy Western Sonoma County Historical Society)

Government campgrounds near the Laguna and Santa Rosa Avenue, circa 1940 (courtesy Western Sonoma County Historical Society)

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