Hike with Naturalist John Lynch: Newts, Photos & iNaturalist

Sat, January 11, 2020, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Date: Saturday January 11, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM Hike Departure to about Noon
Location: Cobblestone Trailhead, Channel Drive
Trails: Cobblestone, with an option for a longer route to Lake Ilsanjo

Winter in Sonoma County offers many different colors, shapes, textures and lighting in Nature: great for practicing photography. Winter is also newt breeding season! Join us as we hike up Cobblestone Trail to Frog Pond and back for a guided Nature hike. Pause to learn about fun photo ops on trails, explore what is living and breading in Frog Pond. If you haven’t used iNaturalist or haven’t made an observation for a while, this is your chance! Just make sure to load the free iNaturalist app before you arrive (https://www.inaturalist.org/) on your phone and have your battery fully charged. Observation may also be uploaded from your camera to the website after the hike. Hike returns to same parking area about Noon.

There will be an option to continue on to Lake Ilsanjo via Rough Go Trail with return via Orchard Trail, for a total of about 7 miles with a return to the parking area about 1:30 PM. HEAVY RAIN CANCELS.

Wear hiking shoes, layers appropriate for weather, bring water and snack. Trekking poles recommended. Some trails are rocky and uneven. There are NO restrooms or water in the parking area. There is a restroom near the lake. Dogs are not allowed.

Directions: From Montgomery Drive, turn onto Channel Drive and follow for about 2-tenths of a mile. Park along the creek-side of the road, across from Cobblestone Trailhead. No parking fee required.

Please see the Trione-Annadel State Park website for more details about the park and Volunteer Hike Leader John Lynch (http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=480, click “Park Events”).

Thank you to Trione-Annadel State Park Volunteers for providing this opportunity.

Trione-Annadel State Park

6201 Channel Drive

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