April 11: Nature Photography Workshop on Pine Flat Road

Trucks. Motorcycles. Trees. Old shacks. Potholes. Cattle gates. Charred bushes. Shotgun shells. Corona bottles. Fire roads. Turnouts. Power lines. Geysers Recharge Project stations. Metal conduits. Bud cans. These are all things found on Pine Flat Road. And yet as any avid outdoor enthusiast can attest, it’s also one of the most beautiful roads in Sonoma County (and where pro cyclists Levi Leipheimer, Lance Armstrong and Alberto Contador routinely train). Stretching 12 miles up into the mountains, the narrow, winding road provides breathtaking views of the valley below, along with the up-close beauty of its Mayacamas Mountain Sanctuary. This weekend, photographer Bryant Hichwa leads a digital nature photography workshop, taking advantage of wildflower season in the colorful preserve to instruct photographers of all skill levels. It’s the perfect springtime field trip on Sunday, April 11. Meet on Pine Flat Road between Red Winery Road and the Sausal Creek Bridge, a quarter mile past the Jimtown Store. 9am. Free. 707.546.7492.Gabe Meline

Sonoma County Library