Mt. Konocti Fall Hike
It was announced today by Public Services Director Caroline Chavez that the Konocti Regional Trail (KRT) docents will once again be leading hikes to the summit of Wright’s Peak on Mt. Konocti. The first scheduled hike will be Sunday, September 29, 2013. There will be a total of six hikes open to the public. Sign ups can be made through the County Parks Office in Lakeport by calling 262-1618. Hikes are limited to 20 people and fill up fast, so call early. Steady rain or unforeseen environmental issues may cancel the hike. The hikes include a 6-mile round trip hike up and down the mountain that is primarily designed for those in generally good physical shape. Appropriate clothing, footwear, food and water are important for participants.
All hikes begin at 8:00 a.m. at the main parking area located approximately 3 miles up the mountain after the pavement ends on Konocti Road, just past the turnoff to Mountain Vista Middle School. The hike lasts about 4 hours and includes a stop at the Downen Cabin historic area in the canyon oak forest just below the summit. Participants over 18 years of age, who sign a required waiver of liability as required by the County, will also be able to access the Cal Fire tower on Wright’s Peak for spectacular views of the Clear Lake Basin as well as Mt. Lassen.
Docents leading the hikes are Val Nixon, Mike Riley, Ed Dearing and Hans Dobusch.
The schedule for Fall 2013 is as follows:
Sunday September 29, 2013 (Docents Nixon/Riley)
Sunday October 13, 2013 (Docent Dearing)
Saturday October 19, 2013 (Docents Nixon/Dobusch)
Sunday October 27, 2013 (Docent Dearing)
Sunday November 3, 2013 (Docent Dearing)
Saturday November 9, 2013 (Docents Nixon/Riley)
If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Public Services Department at 262-1618.