4th of July Moonlight Fireworks Hike at Lynch Canyon
Hiking after dark at Lynch Canyon is not the easiest way to watch July 4th fireworks, but over one hundred adventurers did exactly that for the Third Annual Fireworks Viewing Hike. Fog over San Francisco and Marin did not diminish participants' view of fireworks around Contra Costa, Solano, Napa, and possibly Sonoma counties from their perch on North Ridge Trail. Third-timer Dan Rodgers counted 10 different shows this year.
Some first-timers were surprised how chilly it can get up on the ridge in the summer, which inspired one hiker to suggest that Solano Land Trust start selling SLT-branded hoodies and throws during the fireworks viewings.
If you didn’t make it to this year’s hike, be sure to check the website next spring for information on a possible 2015 moonlit hike. Click here for our events calendar.
- Lawrence Sander, Lynch Canyon Docent Captain
Photo credits: Top panorama by Steven Chun;
"Selfie w/Hikers" by Lawrence Sander; All other photos by Lori Auker.