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ParkRx – Hiking for Fitness Series (#2) 9:00 am
ParkRx – Hiking for Fitness Series (#2) @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
ParkRx – Hiking for Fitness Series (#2) @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
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[...]
Trail Crew: Sonoma County Trails Council 9:00 am
Trail Crew: Sonoma County Trails Council @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Trail Crew: Sonoma County Trails Council @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Sonoma County Trails Council volunteer trail work day at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. From 9am to about 1pm. We will provide parking passes, tools and Clif bars with beverages and snacks afterwards. Bring gloves, a hat and water[...]
Bill & Dave Hikes: 18th Anniversary Hike & Celebration! 10:00 am
Bill & Dave Hikes: 18th Anniversary Hike & Celebration! @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Bill & Dave Hikes: 18th Anniversary Hike & Celebration! @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
18th Anniversary Hike Repeats Inaugural Route of Bill & Dave Hikes (2000) This hike climbs 1500 feet and covers 7 miles to Bald Mountain and the ridge line, with stunning views of both valleys, the[...]
Healthy Parks / Healthy People – First Saturday Hike 10:00 am
Healthy Parks / Healthy People – First Saturday Hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Healthy Parks / Healthy People – First Saturday Hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Welcome to Sugarloaf! Join Sugarloaf hike leaders, and meet others committed to improving their health and well being through exercise and spending time in nature. We’ll take the Meadow Hillside Loop–a 3-mile hike, with 250[...]
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Sugarloaf Wildflower Walks 10:00 am
Sugarloaf Wildflower Walks @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sugarloaf Wildflower Walks @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Join Team Sugarloaf docents for a spring wildflower walk.  The park includes hillside grasslands with lupines, paintbrush, and iris, wet areas with seep-spring monkeyflower, creeks with Western azalea, chaparral areas with ceanothus and chamise, hardwood[...]
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Sugarloaf Trail Crew 9:00 am
Sugarloaf Trail Crew @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
May 10 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sugarloaf Trail Crew @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Help Sugarloaf with trail restoration work. Work includes bridge and step construction, installing signs, clearing, lifting, carrying and hiking. Bring gloves, hat, and water that you can take with you while working.Wear long pants, boots[...]
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Sugar-Hood Shuttle: Los Alamos / Sugarloaf 9:00 am
Sugar-Hood Shuttle: Los Alamos / Sugarloaf @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
May 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sugar-Hood Shuttle: Los Alamos / Sugarloaf @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
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! On this hike you will cross two of the[...]
Yoga Hike 9:30 am
Yoga Hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
May 12 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Yoga Hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Susan Topf’s Yoga Hike balances a mix of 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. For[...]
Sugarloaf Wildflower Walks 10:00 am
Sugarloaf Wildflower Walks @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sugarloaf Wildflower Walks @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Join Team Sugarloaf docents for a spring wildflower walk.  The park includes hillside grasslands with lupines, paintbrush, and iris, wet areas with seep-spring monkeyflower, creeks with Western azalea, chaparral areas with ceanothus and chamise, hardwood[...]
RFO Solar Viewing 11:00 am
RFO Solar Viewing @ Robert Ferguson Observatory
May 12 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
RFO Solar Viewing @ Robert Ferguson Observatory
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 at left). Daytime Solar: Solar telescopes are set up so[...]
RFO Public Star Party 8:00 pm
RFO Public Star Party @ Robert Ferguson Observatory
May 12 @ 8:00 pm – May 13 @ 12:00 am
RFO Public Star Party @ Robert Ferguson Observatory
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[...]
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Sugar-Hood Shuttle: Los Alamos / Sugarloaf 9:00 am
Sugar-Hood Shuttle: Los Alamos / Sugarloaf @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sugar-Hood Shuttle: Los Alamos / Sugarloaf @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
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! On this hike you will cross two of the[...]
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Sugarloaf Fire Follower Flowers Walk 9:00 am
Sugarloaf Fire Follower Flowers Walk @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
May 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sugarloaf Fire Follower Flowers Walk @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Join Botanist, Peter Warner, in this Earth Day Sugarloaf exploration! Fire is a powerful, rejuvenating force in California plant ecology. On this leisurely walk, with some elevation gains and losses, well observe and discuss the[...]
Caminata por la naturaleza / Spanish Language Nature Walk 10:00 am
Caminata por la naturaleza / Spanish Language Nature Walk @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Caminata por la naturaleza / Spanish Language Nature Walk @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Caminata por la naturaleza / Spanish Language Nature Walk Vengan todos para una caminata por 1.4 millas de la naturaleza a lado de Sonoma Creek cada tercer sábado del mes. El líder de la caminata[...]
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Sugarloaf Wildflower Walk 10:00 am
Sugarloaf Wildflower Walk @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Sugarloaf Wildflower Walk @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Explore and enjoy the beautiful wildflowers, plants and habitats in the post fire environment of Sugarloaf. This leisurely walk along the Meadow / Hillside Trail loop is a beginning to intermediate level 3-mile hike, with[...]
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Sugarloaf Trail Crew 9:00 am
Sugarloaf Trail Crew @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
May 24 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sugarloaf Trail Crew @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Help Sugarloaf with trail restoration work. Tasks includes bridge and step construction, installing signs, clearing, lifting, carrying and hiking. Bring gloves, hat, and water that you can take with you while working.Wear long pants, boots[...]
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ParkRx – Forest Therapy 9:30 am
ParkRx – Forest Therapy @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
May 26 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
ParkRx – Forest Therapy @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
The Practice of Forest Therapy, has been shown to improve health and well-being. Have you heard about Shinrin Yoku or Forest bathing? Here is an opportunity to take a walk and experience the practice for[...]
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Family Hike 10:00 am
Family Hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Family Hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
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,[...]
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Family Hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
May 28 @ 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.

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Trail Crew: Sonoma County Trails Council @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Jun 2 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Sonoma County Trails Council volunteer trail work day at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. From 9am to about 1pm. We will provide parking passes, tools and Clif bars with beverages and snacks afterwards.

Bring gloves, a hat and water that you can take with you while working, and wear long pants, boots or hiking shoes and sunscreen. No experience necessary – we have tools and trained crew leaders with tasks for all strengths and sizes of volunteers.

In order to make sure we have enough tools and after-work beverages reply to trailscouncil@sonic.net if you plan to attend. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Creekside Health Hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Welcome to Sugarloaf! Join us for a 1.1-mile (with optional .5-mile route extension mid-hike) nature hike along the Sonoma Creek. On the hike your leader will teach you about the plants, animals, and aquatic life of Sonoma Creek. This walk is a Healthy Parks Healthy People hike – which connects residents with the health benefits of public parks and open spaces. Bring a water bottle, hat, sunscreen and comfortable shoes. Free hike and free parking for HPHP First Saturday Sugarloaf hikes. The hike starts at the visitors’ center.

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SugarShuttle: N. Sonoma Mtn Park / Jack London Park Service (summer) @ Jack London & N.Sonoma Mt. Parks
Jun 9 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am

Want to do a through hike from N. Sonoma to Jack London Park or visa 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.

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Pick-ups at North Sonoma Mountain Park.

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Pick-ups at Jack London State Historic Park.

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 yo 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 Park Partners.

 

Creekside Nature Hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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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.

RFO Solar Viewing @ Robert Ferguson Observatory
Jun 9 @ 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 at left).

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

RFO Public Star Party @ Robert Ferguson Observatory
Jun 9 @ 8:00 pm – Jun 10 @ 12:00 am

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 Robert Ferguson Observatory Website: http://www.rfo.org/.

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SugarShuttle: N. Sonoma Mtn Park / Jack London Park Service (summer) @ Jack London & N.Sonoma Mt. Parks
Jun 10 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am

Want to do a through hike from N. Sonoma to Jack London Park or visa 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.

——–ON THE HOUR———
Pick-ups at North Sonoma Mountain Park.

——ON THE HALF-HOUR——
Pick-ups at Jack London State Historic Park.

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 yo 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 Park Partners.

 

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Sugarloaf Trail Crew @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Jun 14 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Help Sugarloaf with trail restoration work. Work includes bridge and step construction, installing signs, clearing, lifting, carrying and hiking. Bring gloves, hat, and water that you can take with you while working.Wear long pants, boots or sturdy shoes and sunscreen. Poison oak is present, so long sleeves are suggested. We have tools and trained crew leaders with tasks for all. Those under 18 years old must be accompanied by a responsible adult. We will provide tools, food and beverages. If you are a current State Parks volunteer, signup in vicnet. If you are an SEC volunteer, sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4aaca62ca3ff2-sugarloaf1

RFO “What’s Up?” @ Robert Ferguson Observatory
Jun 14 @ 8:00 pm – 11:59 pm

The Robert Ferguson Observatory is offering a limited-ticket event called “What’s Up?” at the observatory.  Come join us!  You’ll receive a tour of the observatory, a classroom talk about prominent objects that are viewable that night, followed by telescope observing on RFO’s three large telescopes: an 8 inch refractor, a 20 inch astrophotography telescope, and a large 40 inch reflecting telescope.

“What’s Up?” offers an intimate experience at the observatory. You will have plenty of observing time at the telescopes and knowledgeable docents on hand to answer your questions.

The night’s showcase?  We will follow prominent seasonal constellations, talk about the birth and death of stars. The presentation starts promptly at the time shown. Please consider your travel time before purchasing tickets.

Tickets are limited to 40 guests: $15.00 per adult and $10.00 for seniors (62+) and youth under 18. The observatory is a 501(3)(c) institution, and all proceeds from this event go towards maintaining its many public education programs. Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3327098

For more information about other upcoming events please visit our calendar. For more information about the Robert Ferguson Observatory and its other astronomy programs, please visit rfo.org.