My my but summer just flew by didn't it? Here it is September which is a fantastic month in west Sonoma County. The maple trees are already turning yellow soon to be followed by the vineyards and willows....love it! Sorry to let my fan base down since June....Bob...are you still there? Anyway, Bob will get over it. Time to get on with the fall and see what it has to offer us!
Occidental Center for the Arts: Simrit, Sunday, September 24th at 730 PM. This sounds interesting! It also sounds very Occidental. Check it out!
Occidental Center for the Arts: African rhythm music September 30th. Interesting. Get in the groove!
Hop Monk Sebastopol: Here is the musical lineup. Have a brew and chill!
The Barlow: Cool place to walk around, have lunch, see what's going on.
Hiking: There are many good places to stroll through the woods this time of year. Take Coleman Valley Road uphill from Occidental and Take a right on Willow Creek road. Go to the end of the road and park at the gate. Walk down willow creek road. Take a left on a trail called Jamboree. It's an out and back along the ridge but super pretty. Don't hike on the private property to the right and left as you go down Willow Creek until you get to the state park property. You can hike all the way down to the creek which is super pretty but a bit of a slog on the way back.
Also the Old Grove of Trees mentioned in my "things to do" tab is a total winner as is the Kortum Trail out at the coast in the fall.
Red hill is another great hike. Follow my directions on the things to do tab to the other end of Willow Creek road at Bridgehaven. The road going up the creek is a bit rough. Try to make it Pomo Campground. Hike up through the woods to red hill where there is a great view of the ocean and the mouth of the Russian river. This is an out and back with a loop for part of it. You can also access Red Hill from the trail that is across hwy 1 from Shell beach.