Outdoor Events in Sonoma County, February 6-15, 2022

February 8

In line: Are you a seasoned camper? Or new to outdoor recreation? Either way, you can learn some hiking basics online with an REI expert. In this virtual session, learn how to choose a pack and select appropriate clothing and footwear. The REI expert will offer advice and answer questions. 5-6:30 p.m. Register by Tuesday at bit.ly/345wxPX.

12 February

Sainte-Rose: Greet the sun with a leisurely hike, stretch, and trail exploration at Taylor Mountain Regional Park during a Sunrise Salutation Series event. Bring a hot drink and snack, and dress in layers. 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Parking is $7 or free for regional park members. Sign up at bit.ly/3rpgiGO.

Sainte-Rose: Try to spot a river otter during a beginner-friendly kayaking session at Spring Lake Regional Park. Participants will look for the creatures during the paddle while learning about them from parks staff. Kayaks, paddles and life jackets will be provided. $30 for Sonoma County residents and $32 for non-residents, plus $7 for parking (free parking for Sonoma County Regional Parks members). 9-11 a.m. For more information, contact Stefanie Landman at stefanie.landman@sonoma-county.org. Sign up at bit.ly/3GhEvCY. Spring Lake Regional Park, Violetti Entrance; meet at the boat launch.

February 13

Kenwood: This easy hike suitable for Spanish and Latinos will focus on finding and identifying mushrooms at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. The guides will also show participants how to use the iNaturalist mobile app to identify mushrooms. The final route will be determined on the day of the hike, depending on weather and trail conditions. Wear layers and shoes suitable for potentially muddy trails. Bring water and a snack if you like, and a mug for the kids to enjoy hot chocolate after the ride. 10 a.m. to noon. Free, including free parking. Register in advance at sonomaecologycenter.org/event/2022hongos. If you have questions or need transportation to the event from Sonoma Valley, email Alma or Arsel at senderos@sonomaecologycenter.org or call 707-833-5712. Meet in front of the Visitor Center. Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, 2605 Adobe Canyon Road.

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