Last hike of the year

Heading back
Coppertone descends down Orchard Road back to our trailhead.
User: Austin Explorer - 12/30/2021

Location: Jack London State Historic Park

Rating: 3stars
Difficulty: 2stars  Solitude: 3stars
Miles Hiked: 3.77 Miles  Elapsed Time: 1 hour, 29 minutes


Coppertone and I wanted to get some more miles in before the end of the year.  But we also did not want to walk a muddy mess.  So we opted to hike into Jack London State Historic Park from the back Sonoma Developmental Center.  We'd done this hike a couple of times before.  It was not until I'm logging this hike now that I realized it was almost exactly one year ago today (off by one day) that we made the same trek!

Today we stayed on Orchard Road alone.  This ensured a paved, non-muddy surface for the entirety of our walk.  The pavement was often wet, but not slick.  We're planning on hitting a non-paved trail in a couple of days.  Hopefully a few days of sunshine will give the ample moisture some time to soak into the earth.

The hike from SDC to Camp Via is all uphill, though the overall elevation gain was not that bad.  In all we gained about 700 feet heading out.  On the flipside, the path back was gravity assisted all the way to our trailhead.

Log Photos
Heading back
SDC Cemetery
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