View from Sugarloaf Ridge peak

Haven’t been to Sugarloaf Ridge State Park in a while? One of the area’s best hiking groups – Bill & Dave Hikes – is leading a benefit hike and brunch to the top of Bald Mountain. It will be this Saturday morning, Jan. 26, and your reward for making it to the top of the mountain will be a picnic brunch from of Vineyards Inn in Kenwood. Not a bad way to spend a Saturday and a worthy cause. For those who haven’t been following the saga that is the woefully-underfunded state parks system, Team Sugarloaf volunteers have stepped in and are now running the park and ensuring public access.

(Update as of Wednesday, Jan. 23: I’m told that this event is now sold out.)

Click here for the complete details, including costs and what to bring.