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ParkRx – INTERMEDIATE Hiking for Fitness Series 9:00 am
ParkRx – INTERMEDIATE Hiking for Fitness Series @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Sep 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
ParkRx – INTERMEDIATE Hiking for Fitness Series @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Please Join us for an 8-week INTERMEDIATE Hiking for Fitness Program. The program leaders will guide you on a series of weekly hikes with the challenge increasing each week. Leaders will have group discussions about[...]
Trail Crew: Sonoma County Trails Council 9:00 am
Trail Crew: Sonoma County Trails Council @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Sep 1 @ 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[...]
Creekside Health Hike 10:00 am
Creekside Health Hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Sep 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Creekside Health Hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
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[...]
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Family Labor Day Hike 10:00 am
Family Labor Day Hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Sep 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Family Labor Day Hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Come to the park for a peaceful hike through the woods, join our docents for this fun family hike that is good for all ages. During this 2-mile hike with 400-foot climb, you will learn[...]
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Honoring Loss & Resilience: Restoring Wellness 10:00 am
Honoring Loss & Resilience: Restoring Wellness @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Sep 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Honoring Loss & Resilience: Restoring Wellness @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Are you missing beloved trees? Honoring Loss & Resilience: Restoring Wellness Come experience the “Magic” that happens when we slow the Body/Mind and open our Senses in the World of Nature. Potential Health Benefits: Reduces[...]
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Sugar-Hood Shuttle: Los Alamos / Sugarloaf (summer) 8:00 am
Sugar-Hood Shuttle: Los Alamos / Sugarloaf (summer) @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Sep 8 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Sugar-Hood Shuttle: Los Alamos / Sugarloaf (summer) @ 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
Sep 8 @ 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. Route[...]
POSTPONED: Sugarloaf History Hike 10:00 am
POSTPONED: Sugarloaf History Hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
POSTPONED: Sugarloaf History Hike @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
EVENT POSTPONED:  STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS   Join Sugarloaf Historian, Larry Maniscalco, who recently wrote the book (literally!) on Sugarloaf. This history hike takes the Meadow-Hillside loop and you’ll hear from every era of Sugarloaf’s past.[...]
RFO Solar Viewing 11:00 am
RFO Solar Viewing @ Robert Ferguson Observatory
Sep 8 @ 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
Sep 8 @ 8:00 pm – Sep 9 @ 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 (summer) 8:00 am
Sugar-Hood Shuttle: Los Alamos / Sugarloaf (summer) @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Sep 9 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Sugar-Hood Shuttle: Los Alamos / Sugarloaf (summer) @ 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 Trail Crew 9:00 am
Sugarloaf Trail Crew @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Sep 13 @ 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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Bill & Dave Hikes to Brushy Peaks 10:00 am
Bill & Dave Hikes to Brushy Peaks @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Bill & Dave Hikes to Brushy Peaks @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Bill & Dave Hikes to Brushy Peaks Join Bill and Dave Hikes up Brushy Peaks at Sugarloaf. Meet at 9:45 AM at the White Barn parking lot for a prompt 10 AM departure. This is[...]
Caminata por la naturaleza / Spanish Language Nature Walk 10:00 am
Caminata por la naturaleza / Spanish Language Nature Walk @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Sep 15 @ 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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ParkRx – Forest Therapy 9:30 am
ParkRx – Forest Therapy @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Sep 22 @ 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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Harvest Moon Hike at Sugarloaf 6:30 pm
Harvest Moon Hike at Sugarloaf @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Sep 23 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Harvest Moon Hike at Sugarloaf @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Celebrate the harvest moon! Bring a flashlight and your sense of wonder as you explore the park after dark. This moderate to strenuous hike begins at the white barn, and heads up Vista trail, where[...]
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Sugarloaf Trail Crew 9:00 am
Sugarloaf Trail Crew @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Sep 27 @ 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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Sugarloaf Trail Crew @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

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 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

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Honoring Loss & Resilience: Restoring Wellness @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Are you missing beloved trees?

Honoring Loss & Resilience: Restoring Wellness

Come experience the “Magic” that happens when we slow the Body/Mind and open our Senses in the World of Nature.

Potential Health Benefits:

  • Reduces stress & anxiety
  • Boosts immune health
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Elevates & stabilizes mood

These Walks are inspired by the Japanese practice called Shinrin Yoku which translates to “forest bathing”. Scientific research has shown that coming into this fuller, deeper immersion with Nature is powerful medicine.

The trauma of sudden, unexpected loss can be overwhelming. Experience how being in Nature, using these practices, has the potential to connect us to our Resilience as well as honor our Losses.

When: Thurs, Sept. 6th, Oct. 4th & Nov. 1st, 2018 (weather permitting)
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Investment: Free to those impacted by our Fires, or by donation

Walks led by Susan Karle, LMFT, Certified Forest Therapy Guide. Susan combines her expertise in grief and trauma with her passion for partnering with Nature to provide optimal Health and Resilience.

To register: http://recamft.org Limited spaces, reserve soon. For more info contact Susan at 707-938-3345, susanklmft@gmail.com

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Sugar-Hood Shuttle: Sugarloaf / Pythian Rd (spring & fall) @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

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 Park or Hood Mountain Regional Park’s Pythian Road 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.

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

The hike should take 3.5 to 4.5 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: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3364759

Trail Crew: Sonoma County Trails Council @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Oct 6 @ 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.

Fire Recovery Walk at Sugarloaf @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us to revisit beautiful and fascinating places that burned in last year’s fires. How have these wild places responded? What are the effects of fire on our local ecosystems? What have we learned about how to live with fire, one year later?

We will walk 2-3 miles; please wear sturdy footwear. RSVP required. No charge for the hike, but parking fees apply.

Ticket requiredhttps://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3608179

 

RFO Solar Viewing @ Robert Ferguson Observatory
Oct 6 @ 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
Oct 6 @ 8:00 pm – Oct 7 @ 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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Sugar-Hood Shuttle: Sugarloaf / Pythian Rd (spring & fall) @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

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 Park or Hood Mountain Regional Park’s Pythian Road 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.

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

The hike should take 3.5 to 4.5 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: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3364759

Oct
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Fire Recovery Walk at Sugarloaf @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us to revisit beautiful and fascinating places that burned in last year’s fires. How have these wild places responded? What are the effects of fire on our local ecosystems? What have we learned about how to live with fire, one year later?

We will walk 2-3 miles; please wear sturdy footwear. RSVP required. No charge for the hike, but parking fees apply.

Ticket requiredhttps://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3608179

 

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Sugarloaf Trail Crew @ Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Oct 11 @ 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