Walking in Sonoma County…mostly

walking for those with bad knees, bad habits or bad attitudes

Lake Suttonfield from Sonoma Valley Regional

We went to Sonoma Valley Regional Park on a hazy ‘70s LA kind of day on a recent Sunday. Waiting for us was a Great Blue Heron standing under the trees. Maybe he was tired of fish and thought he’d try gophers.

Out of character for us, we climbed a hill, went down a hill and up a dam to walk around the lovely Lake Suttonfield.

Lake Suttonfield

On the slow trek, we enjoyed the yellow Mariposa Lilies and Klamath Weed, purple Itherial Spears and spotting a small pond with an active croaker.

We worked our way around the lake mostly in the shade of oaks, willows and Madrone. The clear lake water revealed small perch. There’s much to spot here between turtles on logs, California Honeysuckle in a complicated bloom, Blue-Eyed Grass and trying to spot the woodpeckers overhead.

See you on the trail!

Lynn Millar

Photos by Mike Millar

Click for our other walks at Sonoma Valley Regional: In fog or in sun.

Time is short to buy your Regional Park pass for the annual deal. Hurry, there are so many wonderful parks!

Watch out for Ticks  and poison oak.

Dogs on leash on the trail or on the loose at Liz Perrone Dog Park near the parking lot. Trails open for horseback riding. We saw several fishermen and some 4″ perch at the lake.

Trail to Lake Suttonfield

About these ads

What would you add or ask?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Information

This entry was posted on June 27, 2011 by in Sonoma Valley and tagged , , , , , , , , .

Lynn Millar

I am a writer of short stories, poems, plays and two someday-they’ll-be novels.

Join my walks on Saturday mornings -October 11, 10am, Sonoma Valley Regional. Check out Groups and Other Walks page for more.

The pictures are by my husband and walking companion.

Meanwhile back to walking…Click below to subscribe, or on your favorite area to walk.

Enter your email address & respond with Yes! to email from WordPress for your free weekly walk.

Join 1,155 other followers

Checklist

List of Things to Bring
lonelyblogs.com

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,155 other followers

%d bloggers like this: