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Fall/Winter 2009

Head Outdoors this Fall and Winter

Experience the beauty of Napa on group hikes organized by the Land Trust of Napa County.

By Alissa Fiset

Visit some of the most beautiful places in Napa with the folks who work to preserve it: the Land Trust of Napa County. A Land Trust volunteer leads each hike, which is guaranteed to be a trek worth taking.
November 7: Oat Hill Mine Trail to Aetna Springs
This strenuous 10.5-mile hike is divided into two: One group starts at Aetna Springs and another in Calistoga, and they meet in the middle for lunch.
November 8: Henry Road Hike
This moderate four-mile walk starts at the vineyards and ends at a peak with breathtaking views of Tamalpais and Diablo. Great for bird watchers.
November 15: Linda Falls
Hike three miles to the newest Land Trust preserve.
November 21: Wild Lake Ranch Loop from Poppy Flats
Hike the entire 10-mile loop at the Wild Lake Ranch, and enjoy extraordinary views of the valley.
January 3: Hike Calistoga’s Triple Crown
Conquer the historic Oat Hill Mine Road and the Palisades and Table Rock trails on this super-challenging 11-mile hike.
January 16: Maggie’s Peak at Archer Taylor Preserve
See Mount Tamalpais from a new angle on this seven-mile hike.
February 6: Mount George Waterfall Hike
For wildflower lovers and those not afraid of a steep five-mile climb.
February 20: First Falls at Archer Taylor Preserve
A photographer’s paradise. Take a moderate two-mile walk along Redwood Creek, and enjoy lunch in a grove of towering redwoods.
February 28: Table Rock at Robert Louis Stevenson State Park
See wildflowers and birds of prey on this difficult five-mile walk.
For a full list of Land Trust hikes and to register for a hike, call (707) 252-3270, or visit napalandtrust.org.

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