Time: 9:00 AM Hike Departure to about 1:00 PM
Location: Parktrail Drive Neighborhood Parking area
Trails: Canyon—Spring Creek
We’ll be discussing the roll of Oaks as a keystone species in Trione-Annadel both today and historically, see how many varieties of oaks we can find looking for leaf and stem galls to marvel at along the way. As we walk through the Redwoods we’ll be talking about the effect of these trees on micro climates and the adaptations plants, and animals have to make to a variety of conditions within the park. We’ll also talk about effect of larger scale climate change on plant communities in Trione-Annadel. Join Volunteer Interpretive Naturalist John Lynch up Canyon Trail to Lake Ilsanjo and back down Spring Creek Trail (approximately 5 miles round trip). Hike returns to same parking area about 1 PM.
Wear hiking shoes, layers appropriate for weather; bring water and a snack. Some trails are rocky and uneven. HEAVY RAIN CANCELS.
Fee-free hike. No advance reservations needed. Dogs not allowed. There are no restrooms or water at the parking area or inside the park.
Directions: Directions: from Hwy 12/Hwy 101 interchange, follow Hwy 12 East to Sonoma, continue East (straight) at Farmer’s Lane – the street you are now on is Hoen Avenue. Continue for about 2 miles. Turn RIGHT onto Summerfield Road. Turn LEFT onto Parktrail Drive. Park where available at curbside. Meet John just beyond the STOP sign. Please respect the neighbors.
Please see the Trione-Annadel State Park website for more details about the park (http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=480, click “Park Events”). You may also read John Lynch’s Bio on our website.
Thank you to Trione-Annadel State Park Volunteers for providing this opportunity.