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A Winter Redwood Experience
“There is a redwood tree waiting to meet you,” says California Naturalist Laura Wagner.
Participants in this mix of hiking, scientific learning, sensory activities, and mindful meditation will discover the fortifying energy of the forest as they travel to the park’s only ancient redwood, the 2,000-year-old giant of Sonoma Mountain.
The group will take a moderately paced four-mile hike, gaining 620 feet in elevation, stopping occasionally for experiences using touch, scent, sound, and sight to connect with the environment and encounter the forest in a new way.
The event will conclude with a guided redwood meditation session.
Wagner, who has been a volunteer at the park since 2017, advises participants to bring water, a bandana or EYE mask, and layered clothing. The hike takes place on uneven, rocky terrain so sturdy shoes or hiking boots are recommended.
Note: Limited to 12 participants. Rain cancels.
When: December 11, 2022, 9:25 am to noon
Where: Meet in the ranch parking lot (turn right after the entry kiosk)
Admission:$10 (plus parking fee.) Members receive a 20% discount