June 22, 2024

Nearly 100 people gathered at Boggs Mountain Demonstration State Forest on Saturday to celebrate the 75th anniversary of BMDSF. The event sponsored by Friends of Boggs Mountain was a treat for everyone including live music, a delicious lunch, and raffle. Norm Benson, the Forest Manager from 2000 – 2004 and one of the founders of Friends of Boggs Mountain, spoke on the history of Boggs Mountain and current goals for the Forest. The highlight of the event was the presentation of a $15,000 dollar check from Calpine Corp. to FOBM to be used for reconstruction of hiking trails destroyed by the Valley Fire. Thank you to all who made it happen and to all who participated!

UPDATE: 75th Anniversary Celebration

Unfortunately, the hike planned for our 75th anniversary celebration is cancelled due to Calfire personnel being committed to fires. The luncheon and the rest of the festivities will continue as planned, so please join us for lunch, music, and a raffle to help fund further trail construction at Boggs Demonstration State Forest if you have already RSVP’d. Lunch will start at around 11:30am at Calso Camp in Boggs Forest.

Boggs Mountain Demonstration State Forest

Please join us in celebrating the 75th anniversary of Boggs Mountain Demonstration State
Forest in Cobb. Enjoy a leisurely two to two and one half hour guided hike on trails restored by Friends of Boggs Mountain while Forester Richard Bucher relates the history and current
forest management practices utilized by Cal Fire. After the hike, enjoy a delicious lunch catered by “Fire and Feast”, a raffle for prizes, and music provided by local Cobb area musicians.

Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Please no dogs. Lunch will be provided
free of charge and beverages will be for sale.

Date: June 22, 2024
Time: 9:00 am hike; 11:30 am lunch
Location: Calso Camp, Boggs Mountain Demonstration State Forest in Cobb

Must RSVP by June 12 for both the hike and the lunch so we know how much food to
prepare. Email RSVP at [email protected]. For more information contact David
Thiessen at 707-295-5972.

Bike Monkey Race 2024

May 4, 2024

For the 19th year Boggs Mountain Demonstration State Forest hosted the Bike Monkey Eight Hour Mountain Bike Race. Despite a cold rain that soon turned to snow, 200 riders started the race at 9:00 am Saturday morning. By the end of the race at 5:00 pm a bedraggled muddy group of riders sailed past the finish line. It was an eventful, highly memorable day for all who participated. 

FOBM, once again,  set up a booth to sell t-shirts and other merchandise as well as hosting the beer bar. The cold didn’t seem to dissuade the riders and other guests from enjoying a cold beverage after, and even during, the event helping us to generate enough money to fund a few more miles of trails. Thanks again to Bike Monkey for allowing us to participate and all who helped pull it off!

In picture from left to right: Linda Seropian-Miller, Mary Sutton, Kathy Blair and John Phelps.

Camille, Joel, Asher and Jessica Pyska