Reaching Into the Universe

Logistics: Sonoma specifics

IMG_1420.JPGThe Sonoma space is a beautiful two-unit building on top of a mountain. It has:

  • plenty of floor space for sleeping
  • two kitchens
  • a nice sound system
  • a hot tub
  • decks
  • great views

It's about a 90 minute drive from San Francisco (up to 2 hours in traffic). I'm told that to avoid traffic it's best to leave the city by 4:00pm, but that rush hour only ads an additional 20-30 minutes.

  • Because this space is located on a private drive with a locked gate, we require participants to meet at a meeting spot in Forestville. To time your drive to the meeting area, get Google to estimate drive time from your location to Fulton, CA, then add about 20 minutes. That's the best case scenario, so add some buffer time.
  • The locals are super sensitive about driving speed. Speed limit from the meeting spot to the venue is 5 mph, which is about the speed of a slow crawl.
  • Carpooling is advised not only because of parking but also to cut down on the number of vehicles heading up and down the road.
  • We ask that everyone stay on the property the entire weekend. Again, this is to minimize impact on the neighbors.

    We must be extra respectful, or we risk not being able to use this venue in the future.


    Please add your own perspectives, suggestions, and questions in the comment section below! Additions will be worked into future revisions.