Sunday, May 27, 2007

Robert Louis Stevenson State Park

Traditionally, we hike on the Sunday of a three day weekend. We have been debating a couple of places over the last several days. Even though Sharon was feeling a little under the weather, we decided to head to Robert Louis Stevenson State Park above Calistoga. The park includes a ten mile round trip hike to the top of Mount St. Helena.

We ended up hiking a couple of miles round trip pass the Robert Louis Stevenson Monument and up to the point that you could see back down into the Napa Valley. At this point, you are hiking along a dusty fire road. We made a decision to head back down in the forest to eat lunch and then back to the car.

We made a couple of stops at wineries on the way home. We stopped at Markham Vineyards, Franciscan Oakville Estate and Nichelini Winery. The Nichelini Winery was probably the most interesting. We came home via Highway 128 through Winters. The Nichelini Winery is in hills near Lake Berryessa.

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