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Jeff Tobes Memorial History Walk

10th Annual History walk (2014) is fast approaching...See SEBASTOPOL to MONTE RIO up close and personal.

****  Enrollment Form  **** The Sonoma County Historical Society is sponsoring its Tenth Annual 20-25 mile historical walk from Sebastopol to Monte Rio on Saturday, June 7, 2014 (rain or shine) for history and physical fitness buffs. It will be led by experienced group walker, Jeff Tobes.  Last year's walk in San Francisco had 116 'marathon' (literally) walkers. The purpose of the walk is threefold: to increase health through walking, to learn about Sonoma County' s unique history, and to promote Sonoma County. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, healthy snacks, support vehicle, bus, hourly stretches, and interesting people and sights will be provided. The support vehicle will meet us every hour, or so, where we will stretch, get resupplied, and shed or put on clothing. The tentative route will begin at Luther Burbank's cottage at Goldridge Farm in Sebastopol, then along the Joe Rodota Trail to Georgetown (breakfast), through the wonderful town of Graton, to downtown Forrestville, paralleling the path of the Northwestern Pacific Railway (River Road) toward the Hollydale Club, to Summer Home Park, to Highercroft Beach (lunch), to Odd Fellows Park, safely through four properties along Pocket Canyon to Guerneville, through the hills of Monte Rio to the amphitheatre in Monte Rio (dinner). The exact route will be determined by the advance team in the upcoming months and updated to the walkers by email and/or our website. 2014 walk map                   ****  Enrollment Form  ****   The 3rd Annual Photo Contest is open to walkers this year. Shutterbug Camera has donated gift certificates to the winners.

The results are in!! 2013 Walk Photo Contest Results

The winners of the 2013 Walk Photo Contest are...

We thank all of the participants, the judges and Shutterbug Camera Shop for donating $50 gift certificates to the winners. Adult Architectural:  John Van Dorp, "Alpenglow" TransAmerica Building"
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The 2013 Twenty-five mile walk is coming June 1st

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SCHS walk 2013 enrollment form

The Sonoma County Historical Society is sponsoring its Ninth Annual 20-25 mile historical walk through San Francisco Saturday, June 1, 2013 for history and physical fitness buffs. It will be led by experienced group walker, Jeff Tobes.  The last San Francisco walk in 2011 had 68 strong and wonderful walkers, even though it rained for part of the walk. The purpose of the walk is threefold: to increase health through walking, to learn about San Francisco’s unique history, and to promote Sonoma County. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, healthy snacks, support vehicle, bus, hourly stretches, and interesting people and sights will be provided. The support vehicle will meet us every hour where we will stretch, get resupplied and shed or put on clothing. Driven by bus to the Marin County side of the Golden Gate, Bridge, tentatively the route will be crossing the Golden Gate Bridge, walk through the Presidio, (Breakfast) to the Cliff House at the Pacific Ocean, along the beach, through Golden Gate Park (lunch) to Randall Museum, to Mission Dolores, to Union Square, to Chinatown, to Fisherman’s Wharf to the Ferry Building for dinner. The exact route will be determined by the advance team in the upcoming months, and posted on our website. Rest assured the route will be safe and fairly flat most of the way. If you need best preparation for such events go to Sweat Equity Fitness.  

SCHS walk 2013 enrollment form

25 mile walk - San Francisco

2012 photography contest at the 25 mile walk a success!! (First year)

Jeff Tobes led us on a carefully planned 25 mile walk along the Fort Ross coastline this year on June 2nd, 2012. Always looking for ways to add to the fun, Jeff secured sponsorship from Shutterbug Camera Shop to offer four $50 gift certificate prizes for Adult and Youth categories in Human Interest or Nature photography. At the onset of the walk we asked for a show of hands to see how many were taking us up on the challenge. About 25 of the 137 walkers said they had their cameras ready for action. Here are the winners!!!

Julian Oleary - Youth: Nature - "Morning Light"

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