The Kenwood Press
News: 03/15/2020

Springtime at Sugarloaf

Yoga Hike, March 21, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Enjoy your yoga experience in the beautiful setting of the park. All levels and ages welcome. No mat necessary. Cost is $25 and includes parking if registered in advance. Register at

Observatory open for viewing, March 22, 11 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Solar viewing starts at 11 a.m. Come safely look at (and listen to) the sun. Free. A Star Party starts at 8 p.m. Presentations on astronomical topics are given throughout the course of the evening and the observatory’s three main telescopes are open for viewing. Admission $5; under 18 free.

Introduction to Backpacking, March 22, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Join Inga Aksamit for a three-hour course covering basics and examining gear. She will bring examples of all the gear needed. No actual hiking is involved in this session.Topics include equipment, trip planning, navigation, food, water treatment, and common problems in the backcountry and how to avoid them. To register, go to

Wilderness First Aid class, March 23-24, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Gain the confidence and the skills to handle a first aid emergency. Led by trainer Foster Calm, the class is fun with lots of hands-on skills practice. The emphasis is on making good decisions by staying calm and safe, doing a good patient assessment, and having good communication and leadership. The class is 16 hours (two 8-hour days), and focuses on practicing skills and covering patient assessment, shock and bleeding, head and spinal injuries, wounds, musculoskeletal injuries, heat and cold illnesses, and includes a half day of outdoor scenario practice of first aid and leadership skills. To register, go to

Sugarloaf trail crew, March 26, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Help Sugarloaf with trail restoration work. Work includes bridge and step construction, installing signs, clearing, lifting, carrying and hiking. There will be tools and trained crew leaders with tasks for all. Those under 18 years old must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Tools, food and beverages provided.

Edible plants walk, March 29, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Led by Certified California Naturalist Mary Good. Explore the medicinal and edible plants of the park. Bring water and a snack and be prepared for a 2- to 3-mile walk with a 300 foot climb. Meet at the White Barn parking lot. $10 per adult, free for minors. Parking fees also apply. Edible plant information is for educational purposes only. Foraging is illegal in State Parks.