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October 29, 2023 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
2605 Adobe Canyon Rd
Kenwood, CA 95452

UPDATE 11/10, 11:00am– The new date for the postponed 11/5 Slow Journey is Sunday, Nov. 12.

Do you enjoy slow walks in a valley, breezes, wildflowers, the sounds of songbirds, the taste of a Douglas Fir needle or a California Bay leaf, the aroma of Tarweed, or watching wild turkeys and California Quail hunt for seeds and insects in the grass? Join California Certified Naturalists Judy Armstrong and Judy Withee for this series of meandering explorations. Each month (weather-permitting) we will explore one or two of our three accessible trails– the Creekside Trail, the Nature Trail, and the Meadow trail. Suitable for all levels and a range of mobility, these Sunday afternoon adventures will accommodate young children, parents with babies in strollers, and people using walkers or wheelchairs as well as those who just enjoy slow walks in nature that stimulate the five senses.

Our October outing will focus on the lives of trees of Sugarloaf, whereas our November outing will focus on stories of the Wappo in relation to Sugarloaf. Meet at the White Barn parking lot. Tickets are $10-$5 sliding scale for general audiences, and free for children under 12 years old.

There will be frequent stops and opportunities for conversation, photography, nature journaling, wildlife viewing, resting, etc., so bring your nature journal, camera, or binoculars, if you have them. Wear comfortable shoes, a hat, sun protection, bring water and if desired, a snack. Rains cancel. Parking fees apply.

Ease of access: The Creekside Nature Trail is an ADA-compliant trail. It is 0.45 miles long (one-way) with a slope of no more than 5°. An accessible, van designated parking spot and an accessible porta potty are available at the White Barn lot. If further accommodations are needed, please contact alma@sonomaecologycenter.org as soon as possible.

For more events at Sugarloaf, visit our calendar.