Be among the first to traverse the North Slope Trail along Sonoma Mountain, a scenic stretch not yet open to the public, on Sunday, July 20, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sonoma Ecology Center Naturalists Cassandra Liu and Trace McKellips will lead the group from Jacobs Ranch, on the north slope of Sonoma Mountain, to Jack London State Park.
The trail winds through oak forests and groves of fragrant bay laurels, crosses streams and wetlands, and winds along several meadows including fields of California native bunchgrasses This is an advanced level, nine-mile hike with some steep ascents and descents. Proper footwear is required. Reservations are required, by 5 p.m. on July 19, at brownpapertickets.com/event/770912. There is no charge for the outing, as it is made possible by the residents of Sonoma County who voted to fund the Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District with a quarter-cent sales tax.