Another SAG outing

Lake Suttonfield
A view of the lake shore and the trail that parallels it.
User: Austin Explorer - 4/28/2017

Location: Sonoma Valley Regional Park

Rating: 3stars
Difficulty: 2point5stars  Solitude: 3stars
Miles Hiked: 2.20 Miles  Elapsed Time: 1 hour, 3 minutes


Went on another Sonoma Activity Group outing starting out with a hike around Suttonfield Lake at Sonoma Valley Regional Park.  With all of the rain this past winter the grasslands were still mostly green, a startling contrast from the browns of last fall.  The lake is also filled to capacity.

After completing the loop most of us headed to the Jack London Lodge Saloon for some refreshments.  The wet winter has also created a bumper crop of mosquitoes so we cut our usual stay a bit short before heading down the street for a burger at Glen Ellen Inn.

Log Photos
Lake Suttonfield
On the trail
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