Memorial Day Scorcher

Coppertone on the trail
Coppertone walks around the upper loop overlooking Sonoma Valley.
User: Austin Explorer - 5/28/2018

Location: Sonoma Overlook Trail

Rating: 3stars
Difficulty: 3stars  Solitude: 2stars
Miles Hiked: 2.57 Miles  Elapsed Time: 1 hour, 25 minutes


Well, scorcher may be too harsh a term, but the weather definitely turned a lot hotter recently so Coppertone and I decided to hit the trail a bit earlier and closer to home than we otherwise would have this weekend.  By the time we wrapped up things were starting to get toasty outside.

We chose to revisit here also because we just heard that the trail will be closing down June 17 for repairs.  Wear and tear over the years have done it's part, but apparently so has some of fire break efforts that were utilized to save Sonoma from the 2017 wildfires.  It could take up to 12 weeks before the trail is reopened.

The combination of Memorial Day and the trail closing may have brought out more people on the trail than we are used to seeing.

The way up was uneventful.  We were rewarded for the effort by mostly clear air that allowed for good views over much of Sonoma Valley.  The view south toward San Pablo Bay was obstructed by a little haze, but we were not denied our vista view like our recent outing at Hood Mountain.

On the way down we took the Toyon Trailhead spur that empties out into Mountain Cemetery and continued the rest of the way down along the cemetery roads.  Wed never done the Toyon spur and I wanted to map it out.

Log Photos
Coppertone on the trail
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