May 7th, 2017
DOCENT-LED HIKE ON MOUNT KONOCTI
Lake County, CA – The Public Services Department is excited to announce the next docent-led hike on Mount Konocti will take place on Sunday, May 7th, 2017. Reservations are NOT required. Hikers will meet at the main parking lot, right before the locked gate where restrooms and picnic tables are located, of the Mount Konocti Park at 8 AM, which can be accessed from Konocti Road in Kelseyville. Hikes will be cancelled if inclement weather occurs.
Docents under the direction of Tom Nixon, retired State Parks Ranger and member of the Konocti Trails Team (KRTT), will lead the hikes which will include visits to the historic Downen Cabin and the top of Wright Peak. The docents are knowledgeable about the mountain and its geology, history, flora, fauna, and even folklore. Docents scheduled for the May hike include Val Nixon and Ed Deering. Due to the rainy winter, the wildflowers are expected to be spectacular this year.
This is a fairly rigorous hike with an elevation gain of 1600 ft. that lasts approximately 4 hours and will cover 6 miles. Hikers are encouraged to wear sturdy shoes, bring a lunch and a sufficient amount of water, daypack, and binoculars/camera. Minors are welcomed if accompanied by a responsible adult.
In 2011 the County of Lake purchased 1,520 acres of land on top of Mount Konocti to create the new Mount Konocti Park. The County-owned land is contiguous with an additional 821 acres of public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). For more information on Mount Konocti Park, or to access a downloadable map, visit www.konoctitrails.com.
One more hike is scheduled this spring for Sunday, June 4th, 2017.
If you have any questions feel free to call Public Services Staff Monday – Friday 8:00a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at (707) 262-1618 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.