Gualala – Point Arena
Update at February 12th 2018: Registrations are at capacity. I will start a waiting list, please contact me if you wish to be on it. Also, please inform me if you need to cancel.
The hotel information below is provided in case there are cancellations and you are assigned a spot. You will still need to make your own hotel reservation.
For those who have registered, a brochure with all kinds of information and details of meal arrangements and choices will be mailed to you soon.
Description of Event
What – This year’s destination will be a new one for the Oakmont Hikers, and less than two hours away! We’re leaving the mountains far behind, so no strenuous elevation gains on any of our hikes. There will be lots of opportunities for hikers of all abilities to get out, strut their stuff, and enjoy the beauties of this new, practically in our back yard, destination.
Where – We’re heading to the Sonoma-Mendocino Coast. We’ll explore the recently dedicated Point Arena-Stornetta Unit of the California Coastal National Monument and the iconic Point Arena Lighthouse; walk along the bluffs of The Sea Ranch, observing wildflowers, beaches, harbor seals and rock formations, as well as take a seaside look at the unique architecture; and (fingers crossed) visit the soon to be opened Jenner Headlands access or Salt Point State Park (bluff trails or the Pygmy Forest and Prairie).
Lodging – Accommodations are at either of our two Tri-Nighter inns in Gualala. The rates are approximately $125/night at either. Decide on staying at the Breakers Inn (, 707-884-3200) or the Gualala Country Inn (, 707-884-4343). At the Breakers, our group reservation for our Tri-Nighter rate is under the “Oakmont Hiking Group”; at the Country Inn, it’s under “Osterland”.
Meals – Monday night’s dinner will be pizza at the Coast Life Support Headquarters (aka, the ambulance house). Details on our group farewell dinner are still being finalized. Both inns offer a continental breakfast. On the day we hike Sea Ranch, you have the option of a no-host lunch at The Sea Ranch Lodge or brown bagging it. More info on local restaurants and other local attractions to come.
Important – After you make your reservation, PLEASE contact me and let me know: in which inn did you book, are you a long/intermediate/short hiker, and whether you would be willing to lead a hike. Please use the registration form available here.