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May
30
Sat
CANCELED: SugarShuttle: Jack London ↔ N. Sonoma Mtn Regional Park (spring & fall) @ Jack London & North Sonoma Mt. Parks
May 30 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Want to do a through hike from N. Sonoma to Jack London Park or vice versa?

Catch a ride on the SugarShuttle!

The SugarShuttle is heading to…
N. Sonoma Mountain Regional Park ↔ Jack London State Historic Park

HOW IT WORKS
Every half hour our Shuttle will leave from either North Sonoma Mountain (on the hour) or Jack London State Park upper lot (on the half hour). Make a reservation, and then ride to the other end of the trail, or hike and ride back. Riding first and hiking back to your car is the easiest way—no worries about how long you take to finish your hike.

——–CHECK OUR TIMETABLES HERE-——–
https://sugarloafpark.org/events/sugar-shuttle-2020/

We recommend a reservation, but you can ride on a space available basis as well.

This 9-mile one-way hike should take 4 to 5 hours. This is why we recommend dropping your car off at one end and riding the shuttle to the other so you’re not having to wait for the shuttle to return when you finish your strenuous hike. The hike includes nearly 2,000 feet of climbing, so bring sunscreen, snacks, and lots of water.
Map here: http://ridgetrail.outerspatial.com/applications/12/embed#14/38.3443/-122.5625

Suggested donation: $10/rider.

Shuttle operated by Team Sugarloaf / Sonoma Ecology Center in partnership with Sonoma County Regional Parks and Jack London State Park Partners.

 

May
31
Sun
CANCELED: SugarShuttle: Jack London ↔ N. Sonoma Mtn Regional Park (spring & fall) @ Jack London & North Sonoma Mt. Parks
May 31 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Want to do a through hike from N. Sonoma to Jack London Park or vice versa?

Catch a ride on the SugarShuttle!

The SugarShuttle is heading to…
N. Sonoma Mountain Regional Park ↔ Jack London State Historic Park

HOW IT WORKS
Every half hour our Shuttle will leave from either North Sonoma Mountain (on the hour) or Jack London State Park upper lot (on the half hour). Make a reservation, and then ride to the other end of the trail, or hike and ride back. Riding first and hiking back to your car is the easiest way—no worries about how long you take to finish your hike.

——–CHECK OUR TIMETABLES HERE-——–
https://sugarloafpark.org/events/sugar-shuttle-2020/

We recommend a reservation, but you can ride on a space available basis as well.

This 9-mile one-way hike should take 4 to 5 hours. This is why we recommend dropping your car off at one end and riding the shuttle to the other so you’re not having to wait for the shuttle to return when you finish your strenuous hike. The hike includes nearly 2,000 feet of climbing, so bring sunscreen, snacks, and lots of water.
Map here: http://ridgetrail.outerspatial.com/applications/12/embed#14/38.3443/-122.5625

Suggested donation: $10/rider.

Shuttle operated by Team Sugarloaf / Sonoma Ecology Center in partnership with Sonoma County Regional Parks and Jack London State Park Partners.

 

Jun
12
Fri
RFO Public Star Party @ Robert Ferguson Observatory
Jun 12 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Robert Ferguson Observatory (RFO) is open to the public at least once a month, usually on a Saturday near the time of the New Moon.

Star Parties: Presentations on astronomical topics are given in the classroom throughout the course of the evening. Starting at dusk, the Observatory’s three main telescopes are open for your viewing. Docents set up additional telescopes in front of the building. Friendly and knowledgeable docents are available to answer your questions.

FAQs:

  1. Map and Directions
  2. When to arrive: We keep the observatory open as long as there are visitors, but you must arrive within 3 hours after start time to ensure that we remain open for you. Summer Star Parties begin with tours and presentations until it’s dark enough for observing.
  3. Bring warm clothing, even in summer—observing is done outdoors.
  4. There is a short walk from the parking area to the Observatory and you may wish to bring a small flashlight.
  5. White Light: No white lights should be used after dark; the observatory is a red-light-only area to protect everyone’s night vision. We will supply red cellophane to cover flashlights. Please note:
    ◦ Bring a SMALL flashlight (large camp lanterns, light sticks, etc., cannot be adequately covered by red cellophane).
    ◦ Cell phones or cell-phone flashlights are acceptable but must be covered in red cellophane. (No cell service at the observatory).
    ◦ Some head lamps are difficult to cover with red cellophane. Once covered, head lamps should be worn around the neck or used pointing down as they are usually very bright at eye level.
    ◦ Red flashlights are available for $5 at the observatory.
  6. Alcohol is prohibited on Observatory grounds.
  7. The Observatory is not open to the public except for scheduled events.

Classroom presentations are always offered on Star Party nights even if the weather is poor. For current conditions call the observatory at (707)833-6979.
For more info please visit the Robert Ferguson Observatory website.

Jun
13
Sat
SugarShuttle: Sugarloaf ↔ Hood Mtn, Pythian Rd (summer) @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Jun 13 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Want to do a through hike from Sugarloaf to Hood Mountain or vice versa? Ride the Sugar-Hood Shuttle.

How it works
Every half hour our Shuttle will leave from either Sugarloaf Ridge State Park or Hood Mountain Regional Park’s Pythian Rd parking lot. Make a reservation and then ride to the other end of the trail, or hike and ride back. Riding first and hiking back to your car is the easiest way – no worries about how long you take to finish your adventure. No charge for the ride, but the suggested donation of $10 helps keep us going. Dogs are not allowed on the shuttle or the State Park portion of the trail.

——–CHECK OUR TIMETABLES HERE———
https://sugarloafpark.org/events/sugar-shuttle-2020/

We recommend a reservation, but you can ride on a space available basis as well.

The hike should take 3½ to 4½ hours.

Map: https://www.sonomaecologycenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Shuttle_Sugarloaf_HoodMtn_Map.pdf

The distance is about 7.4 miles with approximately 2300 foot vertical climb.

Suggested donation of $10. Register at: https://sugarshuttle2020hm-py.bpt.me/

Shuttle operated by Team Sugarloaf / Sonoma Ecology Center in partnership with Sonoma County Regional Parks

Yoga Hike – session 2 @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Jun 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Susan Topf’s Yoga Hike balances a mix of easy hiking and gentle yoga postures, breath work and guided meditation. No mat necessary. Please wear weather appropriate clothing to feel comfortable being in a natural setting and bring water (as needed). Route varies on weather conditions and group interest that typically covers 2-3 miles of varied terrain. Cost is $25 and includes parking if registered in advance online. Purchase the yoga pass for each group of 3 sessions this year and save $15. All levels and ages welcome. Meet at the Visitor’s Center unless otherwise noted in confirmation email prior to the hike.

Sonoma County Resident? 
Free with 2019 or newer ParkRx from participating Sonoma County Medical Provider. Click here for ParkRx info.

Tickets – https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3913399

RFO Solar Viewing @ Robert Ferguson Observatory
Jun 13 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Robert Ferguson Observatory (RFO) is open to the public at least once a month, usually on a Saturday near the time of the New Moon (see schedule here).

Daytime Solar: Solar telescopes are set up so you can safely look at and listen to our favorite star, the Sun.

For more information, visit: rfo.org

 

The Robert Ferguson Observatory: Both peaked roofs roll back to reveal the telescopes inside.
The dome opens and revolves with its telescope. The tall poles attached to the sides of the building
are part of RFO’s radio astronomy set-up that allows us to listen to the Sun. Photo: Mark Hillestad

Jun
14
Sun
SugarShuttle: Sugarloaf ↔ Hood Mtn, Pythian Rd (summer) @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Jun 14 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Want to do a through hike from Sugarloaf to Hood Mountain or vice versa? Ride the Sugar-Hood Shuttle.

How it works
Every half hour our Shuttle will leave from either Sugarloaf Ridge State Park or Hood Mountain Regional Park’s Pythian Rd parking lot. Make a reservation and then ride to the other end of the trail, or hike and ride back. Riding first and hiking back to your car is the easiest way – no worries about how long you take to finish your adventure. No charge for the ride, but the suggested donation of $10 helps keep us going. Dogs are not allowed on the shuttle or the State Park portion of the trail.

——–CHECK OUR TIMETABLES HERE———
https://sugarloafpark.org/events/sugar-shuttle-2020/

We recommend a reservation, but you can ride on a space available basis as well.

The hike should take 3½ to 4½ hours.

Map: https://www.sonomaecologycenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Shuttle_Sugarloaf_HoodMtn_Map.pdf

The distance is about 7.4 miles with approximately 2300 foot vertical climb.

Suggested donation of $10. Register at: https://sugarshuttle2020hm-py.bpt.me/

Shuttle operated by Team Sugarloaf / Sonoma Ecology Center in partnership with Sonoma County Regional Parks

Jul
11
Sat
SugarShuttle: Sugarloaf ↔ Hood Mtn, Los Alamos lot (summer) @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Jul 11 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Want to do a through hike from Sugarloaf Park to Hood Mountain’s Los Alamos parking lot or vice versa? Catch a ride on the Sugar-Hood Shuttle! On this hike you will cross two of Sonoma County’s most important creeks; Sonoma and Santa Rosa. About a mile from the Los Alamos parking lot, you will cross Santa Rosa Creek, just downstream for the joining of the North Fork and the South Fork. From the Sugarloaf lot, you will cross Sonoma Creek and Bear Creek, two critical steelhead habitats.
How it works
Every hour our Shuttle will leave from either Sugarloaf Ridge State Park or Hood Mt. Regional Park (Los Alamos lot). Make a reservation, ride to the other end of the trail, or hike and ride back. Riding first and hiking back to your car is the easiest way – no worries about how long you take to finish your hike.
This 7.5-mile one-way hike with 2,200 feet of vertical climbing takes 4 to 5 hours. We recommend dropping your car off at one end and riding the shuttle to the other, so you do not have to wait for the shuttle to return when you finish your strenuous hike. No charge for the ride, but the suggested donation of $10 helps keep us going. Dogs are not allowed on the shuttle or the State Park portion of the trail.

Shuttle operated by Team Sugarloaf / Sonoma Ecology Center in partnership with Sonoma County Regional Parks

Yoga Hike – session 2 @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Jul 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Susan Topf’s Yoga Hike balances a mix of easy hiking and gentle yoga postures, breath work and guided meditation. No mat necessary. Please wear weather appropriate clothing to feel comfortable being in a natural setting and bring water (as needed). Route varies on weather conditions and group interest that typically covers 2-3 miles of varied terrain. Cost is $25 and includes parking if registered in advance online. Purchase the yoga pass for each group of 3 sessions this year and save $15. All levels and ages welcome. Meet at the Visitor’s Center unless otherwise noted in confirmation email prior to the hike.

Sonoma County Resident? 
Free with 2019 or newer ParkRx from participating Sonoma County Medical Provider. Click here for ParkRx info.

Tickets – https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3913399

Jul
12
Sun
SugarShuttle: Sugarloaf ↔ Hood Mtn, Los Alamos lot (summer) @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Jul 12 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Want to do a through hike from Sugarloaf Park to Hood Mountain’s Los Alamos parking lot or vice versa? Catch a ride on the Sugar-Hood Shuttle! On this hike you will cross two of Sonoma County’s most important creeks; Sonoma and Santa Rosa. About a mile from the Los Alamos parking lot, you will cross Santa Rosa Creek, just downstream for the joining of the North Fork and the South Fork. From the Sugarloaf lot, you will cross Sonoma Creek and Bear Creek, two critical steelhead habitats.
How it works
Every hour our Shuttle will leave from either Sugarloaf Ridge State Park or Hood Mt. Regional Park (Los Alamos lot). Make a reservation, ride to the other end of the trail, or hike and ride back. Riding first and hiking back to your car is the easiest way – no worries about how long you take to finish your hike.
This 7.5-mile one-way hike with 2,200 feet of vertical climbing takes 4 to 5 hours. We recommend dropping your car off at one end and riding the shuttle to the other, so you do not have to wait for the shuttle to return when you finish your strenuous hike. No charge for the ride, but the suggested donation of $10 helps keep us going. Dogs are not allowed on the shuttle or the State Park portion of the trail.

Shuttle operated by Team Sugarloaf / Sonoma Ecology Center in partnership with Sonoma County Regional Parks