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Aug
24
Thu
Trail Clearing & Construction Day @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Aug 24 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Help us keep our trails clear of brush and free of mud and rocks and assiste with construction and maintenance projects such as painting and building repair.  Meet at the White Barn at 9:00.   Tools provided, no experience needed.  And lunch included!
Volunteers like you make the difference at Sugarloaf.
To RSVP and if you have questions email john@sonomaecologycenter.org

Aug
26
Sat
ParkRx – Hiking for Fitness Series @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Aug 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Please Join us for an 8-week Hiking for Fitness Program. The program leaders will guide you on a series of weekly hikes with the challenge increasing each week. Before the first hike, the leader will discuss proper shoes, hydration, incorporating hiking poles, proper pacing, etc. The group’s final hike will be to the top of Bald Mountain where hikers can enjoy the stunning 360 vistas.
Hikes will start at 9 am at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. The Hiking series costs $80 or free for hikers with a ParkRx from their Sonoma County Medical Provider. For more information on Park Rx please visit https://parkrx-sonomacounty.org/
 
1) Aug 5: White Barn to Uranus Sugarloaf. 2.2 Miles, 80 ft elevation
2) Aug 12: Meadow Hillside Loop. 3 miles, 250 elevation
3) Aug 19: Stern/Stern Ranch/Pony/Canyon. 3 miles, 500 elevation
4) Aug 26: Vista Trail Loop. 4.5 miles. 700 ft elevation.
5) Sept 2: Neptune Picnic Table. 5 miles. 850 ft elevation.
6) Sept 9: Goodspeed to Bench. 4.2 miles, 1000 ft. elevation.
7) Sept 16: Grey Pine/Red Mt. 5.3 miles. 1200 ft elevation.
8) Sept 23: Climb to Bald Mt. 6.2 Miles 1500 ft. elevation.

ParkRx – Forest Therapy @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Aug 26 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Have you heard about Shinrin Yoku or “Forest bathing”?  Here is an opportunity to take a walk, and experience the practice for yourself. Learn techniques to maximize the health benefits and stress reducing qualities, of this walking practice.   Led by certified ANFT (Association of Nature and Forest Therapy) practitioners.

Shinrin yoku translates as “forest bathing” or Forest Therapy, (an immersion in the beneficial influences of nature), and is a practice that originated in Japan and is gaining popularity in the United States as well as internationally for it’s documented Health benefits. This practice takes “a walk in the woods” to another level. A very centering and calming restorative practice, promoting balance and restored vitality through a quality of presence and heightened sensory awareness. Recent articles have been written up in Oprah, Time Magazine, and National Geographic, as well as numerous other publications.

Check the links below for more information about the practice and in specific it’s restorative support for emotional calm, meditation, balance, blood pressure, cardio, cholesterol, sleep/anxiety, and stress reduction.

Come experience what all the interest is about. Sugarloaf State Park hosts a Forest Therapy Series as part of its Parks RX program. The last Saturday of each month 9:30 to 12:30 May through November.

“I was learning to slow down and use all my senses to take in nature. After the walk, I noticed a feeling of peace and well-being.”

For tickets or more information: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2914032

ParkRX-sonomacounty.org

www.shinrin-yoku.org

www.natureandforesttherapy.org

Nature Hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Join us for a 1.4-mile nature hike along the Sonoma Creek,   On the hike your leader will teach you about the plants, animals and aquatic life of Sonoma Creek.   The hike starts at the visitors center.  No fee, but parking charges apply.   

Aug
27
Sun
POSTPONED: Sonoma Salutes Sugarloaf! @ Oakmont East Recreation Center
Aug 27 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join the Oakmont Hikers Club in a fundraiser for Sugarloaf Ridge State Park—celebrating five years as a community-operated state park in Sonoma Valley!

This event includes wine and cocktails, a four-course meal, and a presentation by Bernie Krause, the world-renowned soundscape ecologist.  Held at the Oakmont East Recreation Center with a view of Sugarloaf.  Tickets are $75 per person with all proceeds going to Sugarloaf Ridge State Park.  Get your tickets here:  http://sonomasalutessugarloaf.bpt.me/

Sep
2
Sat
ParkRx – Hiking for Fitness Series @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Sep 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Please Join us for an 8-week Hiking for Fitness Program. The program leaders will guide you on a series of weekly hikes with the challenge increasing each week. Before the first hike, the leader will discuss proper shoes, hydration, incorporating hiking poles, proper pacing, etc. The group’s final hike will be to the top of Bald Mountain where hikers can enjoy the stunning 360 vistas.
Hikes will start at 9 am at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. The Hiking series costs $80 or free for hikers with a ParkRx from their Sonoma County Medical Provider. For more information on Park Rx please visit https://parkrx-sonomacounty.org/
 
1) Aug 5: White Barn to Uranus Sugarloaf. 2.2 Miles, 80 ft elevation
2) Aug 12: Meadow Hillside Loop. 3 miles, 250 elevation
3) Aug 19: Stern/Stern Ranch/Pony/Canyon. 3 miles, 500 elevation
4) Aug 26: Vista Trail Loop. 4.5 miles. 700 ft elevation.
5) Sept 2: Neptune Picnic Table. 5 miles. 850 ft elevation.
6) Sept 9: Goodspeed to Bench. 4.2 miles, 1000 ft. elevation.
7) Sept 16: Grey Pine/Red Mt. 5.3 miles. 1200 ft elevation.
8) Sept 23: Climb to Bald Mt. 6.2 Miles 1500 ft. elevation.

Sep
4
Mon
Family Hike – Labor Day @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Sep 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come to the park for a peaceful hike through the woods, join our Docent’s for this fun family hike that is good for all ages. During this 2 miles hike with a 400 foot vertical, you will learn more about Sugarloaf Park and its plants, animals, and history. Weather permitting, the hike will begin and end at the Visitors Center. No RSVP needed, and no charge for the hike. $8 parking fee.

Sep
9
Sat
Sugar-Hood Shuttle: Los Alamos @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Sep 9 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Want to do a through hike from Sugarloaf Park to Hood Mt. Los Alamos Parking Lot or vice versa?  Catch a ride on the Sugar-Hood Shuttle!
 
How it works
Every hour our Shuttle will leave from either Sugarloaf Park or Hood Mt. Regional Park Los Alamos 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 hike. First Pick-up is at 8:00 am at Sugarloaf and runs through 11:00 am last pick up at Hood Mt. Los Alamos Lot, at the end of Los Alamos Road. (NOT the Pythian lot on Pythian Road).Make your reservations here:  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2926813
 This 7.5-mile one-way hike with 2,200 feet of vertical climbing takes 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.
 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 you can make a suggested donations of $5- $10 on the ride. Dogs are not allowed on the shuttle or the State Park part of the trail.

Shuttle operated by Team Sugarloaf / Sonoma Ecology Center in partnership with Sonoma County Regional Parks with funding from Regional Parks Foundation Funky Fridays Events.

ParkRx – Hiking for Fitness Series @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Sep 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Please Join us for an 8-week Hiking for Fitness Program. The program leaders will guide you on a series of weekly hikes with the challenge increasing each week. Before the first hike, the leader will discuss proper shoes, hydration, incorporating hiking poles, proper pacing, etc. The group’s final hike will be to the top of Bald Mountain where hikers can enjoy the stunning 360 vistas.
Hikes will start at 9 am at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. The Hiking series costs $80 or free for hikers with a ParkRx from their Sonoma County Medical Provider. For more information on Park Rx please visit https://parkrx-sonomacounty.org/
 
1) Aug 5: White Barn to Uranus Sugarloaf. 2.2 Miles, 80 ft elevation
2) Aug 12: Meadow Hillside Loop. 3 miles, 250 elevation
3) Aug 19: Stern/Stern Ranch/Pony/Canyon. 3 miles, 500 elevation
4) Aug 26: Vista Trail Loop. 4.5 miles. 700 ft elevation.
5) Sept 2: Neptune Picnic Table. 5 miles. 850 ft elevation.
6) Sept 9: Goodspeed to Bench. 4.2 miles, 1000 ft. elevation.
7) Sept 16: Grey Pine/Red Mt. 5.3 miles. 1200 ft elevation.
8) Sept 23: Climb to Bald Mt. 6.2 Miles 1500 ft. elevation.

Sep
10
Sun
Sugar-Hood Shuttle: Los Alamos @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Sep 10 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Want to do a through hike from Sugarloaf Park to Hood Mt. Los Alamos Parking Lot or vice versa?  Catch a ride on the Sugar-Hood Shuttle!
 
How it works
Every hour our Shuttle will leave from either Sugarloaf Park or Hood Mt. Regional Park Los Alamos 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 hike. First Pick-up is at 8:00 am at Sugarloaf and runs through 11:00 am last pick up at Hood Mt. Los Alamos Lot, at the end of Los Alamos Road. (NOT the Pythian lot on Pythian Road).Make your reservations here:  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2926813
 This 7.5-mile one-way hike with 2,200 feet of vertical climbing takes 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.
 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 you can make a suggested donations of $5- $10 on the ride. Dogs are not allowed on the shuttle or the State Park part of the trail.

Shuttle operated by Team Sugarloaf / Sonoma Ecology Center in partnership with Sonoma County Regional Parks with funding from Regional Parks Foundation Funky Fridays Events.