Tolay Lake Field Trip, Nov 3, 2016

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Tolay Lake Field Trip, Nov 3, 2016

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About Tolay Lake: Tolay Lake is a shallow freshwater lake in southern Sonoma County, California, United States. The lake, nestled within the southern vestiges of the Sonoma Mountains, is the site of significant Native American prehistoric seasonal settlement.

  • Area: 81 ha
  • Surface elevation: 46 m
  • Outflow location: Tolay Creek

Logistics

  • Route to Tolay Lake8:20 am: Chaperone/Drivers meet at WSS by 8:20 am. Attendance taken, seat assignments confirmed, missing forms gathered, individual emergency supplies given to drivers, chaperone phone numbers exchanged, etc.
  • 8:45 am: 20-30 minute drive to Tolay Lake. (Click on map for a larger view of the route.)
  • 9:15am: Hike 4 miles roundtrip with the students. The trip cannot be cut shorter as we hike to the area where native trees grow. The hike is led by Sonoma Regional Parks staff.
  • 12:45 pm (approximate): Most groups choose to stay for lunch in the picnic area and leave shortly after 1:00pm. 
  • 1:30 pm: Arrive back in school.

Students must bring

  1. A completed permission form must be on file in the school office BEFORE the day of the field trip.
  2. Hiking clothes and shoes
  3. Hat for shade from the sun and sun screen
  4. Rain gear (if weather is unpredictable)
  5. Any required personal emergency medical supplies, such as inhalers, epi-pens, etc.
  6. Bag lunch for the picnic
  7. Small back pack for carrying lunch, their Botany Journal, and other supplies

Cost

  • $5 per student is due on the date of the trip.