Solano County

Land Trust announces Feb. 1 hike

By From page A4 | January 17, 2014

FAIRFIELD — Hikers on Feb. 1 will get the chance to walk on the King-Swett Ranches in the hills between Fairfield, Vallejo and Benicia.

Naturalist Jim Walsh will lead a hike from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This land is owned by the Solano Land Trust and is open to docent-led hikes only. All ages are welcome, but participants must be prepared for a strenuous pace hiking 4 to 6 miles off-trail, up and down hills, a Land Trust press release said.

Participants will meet Walsh at the park-and-ride lot where McGary Road, Hiddenbrooke Parkway and American Canyon Road intersect, near Interstate 80. Those who want to take part can email Walsh at [email protected] or call him at 916-870-4824.

Participants should bring a backpack with water and snacks, boots or sturdy closed-toe shoes with good grip for rugged, steep and slippery off-trail terrain, long, sturdy pants and layered clothes, and protection from sun, wind, fog and rain. Binoculars, a camera, bug repellent, hiking sticks and gaiters are also recommended.

Very heavy rain cancels the hike, the press release said.

Reach Barry Eberling at 427-6929 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/beberlingdr.

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling has been a reporter with the Daily Republic since 1987. He covers Solano County government, transportation, growth and the environment. He received his bachelors of art degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his masters degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.

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