‘Brunch on Bald Mountain’ tickets on sale now
Bill and Dave Hikes will partner with the Sonoma Ecology Center to offer “Brunch on Bald Mountain,” a fundraiser for Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, on Saturday, Jan. 26.
Bald Mountain has always been a must-do for hikers, but now non-hikers can enjoy the view and support a beloved park. Attendees are invited to join the strenuous hike to the top of Bald Mountain along the Meadow and Gray Pine trails up and Bald Mountain trail down, but those who are not up for the climb can receive a chauffeured ride to the top. It will be a rare opportunity for non-hikers to visit the mountaintop, since driving to this hike destination has never been an option.
Whether they hike or ride, all visitors will be treated to a hearty picnic brunch and 360-degree views.
The total distance of this strenuous hike is 6.5 miles round-trip and the elevation gain is 1,500 feet. Plan to arrive with your reservation confirmation by 8:45 a.m. to hike, or 9:45 a.m. to ride. To be prepared as well as eco-conscious, bring drinking water, an unbreakable mug or cup, utensils and a cloth napkin. Everyone should wear sturdy hiking shoes and layered clothing. Feel free to bring binoculars or a camera. Visitors will return to the parking lot at 1:30 p.m.
Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children ages 10 to 17. Rides to the top are an additional $10 a person. This strenuous hike is not recommended for young children. Children 9 and under, accompanied by a paid adult, are welcome to participate but are required to ride. This even is expected to sell out quickly.
To reserve a spot go to BrownPaperTickets.com/event/306629. If it rains, the event will be rescheduled to Saturday, Feb. 2.
Proceeds will benefit “Team Sugarloaf” and the Sonoma Ecology Center, who took over management of the state park, including the expansive operation expenses, last year.
Keep up with Bill and Dave Hikes at billanddavehikes.com.