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A blog about Bay Area hiking…. mostly

Half a Canoe at Lake Sonoma

[imagebrowser id=76] It’s probably the first thought that comes to mind when hiking on the Half-A-Canoe Loop at Lake Sonoma. More on that in a bit. With its dozen of miles of trails surrounding a pristine lake, and free hiking access, it’s a wonder Lake Sonoma isn’t more crowded in the winter. I was there on a recent weekend that might have been rainy and cold, but ended up being sunny and mild. The lake was created 30 years ago… Read More »

Summer-spotting at Lake Sonoma

Lake Sonoma’s namesake feature is certainly the star attraction and local boaters know it. On any given summer day, the tinted water is buzzing with activity, from anglers to skiers and everything in between. The manmade reservoir is almost 20 years old, having been formed by the construction of the Warm Springs Dam. Operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, it is not a county, state or federal park, but that’s semantics. It is an all-purpose recreational gem. Surrounding… Read More »