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AUGUST 19, SATURDAY: SAN MATEO MEMORIAL COUNTY PARK TRAIL WORKDAY
Leader: Bill Farrell (650)533-7284 bill. Please call leader at least two days before to sign up. Meet: 7:00am under the Safeway sign at Market & Dolores. Depart 7:15. Rating: Moderate, 4 miles, 500 feet elevation gain. Joint event: This is a joint event of the hiking club and the Trail Center. Trail Center and its volunteers give back to the land much needed care and maintenance of Bay Area trails. Trail work is the perfect blend of community service, outdoor awareness, conservation, physical exercise and camaraderie set in places of natural beauty. You too can be part of this effort. No prior experience necessary. Join us on the Mt Ellen Summit Trail under a canopy of redwoods where we will be cleaning & adding drains, widening and outsloping trails, and extensive brushing. Work will finish by 3:00pm. Bring: 2 quarts/liters of water, sunscreen, sturdy shoes, lunch, and normal precautions against poison oak exposure (long sleeved shirts and long pants). The Trail Center provides tools, training, gloves, and refreshments after the workday. Event will occur rain or shine, though in heavy rain it may be shortened. Driving distance 100 miles round trip. Alternate meeting place: 8:30am just outside the Memorial Park entrance kiosk. From from the bayside of the peninsula, use Highway 84 west from either Highway 280, 101 or 35 (Skyline Boulevard). Travel westbound down Highway 84 from Skyline Boulevard to Pescadero Road near the Town of La Honda. Turn left (south) on Pescadero Road. Follow Pescadero Road 5.6 miles to the park entrance. If coming to Memorial Park from the coastside, use Highway 1 to Pescadero Road. Follow Pescadero Road 9.3 miles to the park entrance.
AUGUST 20, SUNDAY: SHORT HIKE ON OBSCURE TRAILS OF MT TAM
Leader: Ken Robin (510)926-9220 email@example.com. Meet: 9:00am under the Safeway sign at Market & Dolores. Depart 9:15. Rating: Moderate, 6 miles, 1000 feet elevation gain. Want an interesting hike but not one of those long, strenuous, masochistic treks? Then this one is for you. Much of this looped hike is on unnamed, obscure trails in deep forest, across meadows, and along Swede George and Ziesche Creeks. About half of the route is on single track named trails including Simmons, Music Camp, and Azalea Meadow trails. But the other half is on adventurous but decent unsigned trails well off the beaten track. Bring: Water, lunch, sturdy shoes, hiking poles, hat and sunscreen for the sunny areas. Event will occur rain or shine. Driving distance 44 miles round trip. Carpooling cost: $6.00 per passenger (includes $7 toll). Alternate meeting place: Rock Springs Parking lot at 10:15. Take 101 north in Marin County and exit at highway 1. Turn right onto Panoramic Hwy toward Mt Tamalpais. At Pan Toll ranger station turn right onto Pan Toll road. Park in the large parking lot at the junction with Ridgecrest Blvd. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Rock+Springs+Trailheadfirstname.lastname@example.org,-122.6099604,17z/
AUGUST 26, SATURDAY: VAN WYCK CREEK, BON TEMPE & ALPINE LAKES
Leader: Gary Weiss (415)279-5570 email@example.com. Meet: 9:15am By Starbucks under the Safeway sign at Market & Dolores. Depart 9:30. Rating: Moderate, 7+ miles, 1200 feet elevation gain. This is a beautiful route that some of you regulars have possibly done all or parts of before. It will include a number of unofficial trails, none of them is too difficult. Just an occasional bit of easy log hopping. We'll stay almost entirely in the shade. We'll start at Bon Tempe Dam parking lot, cross the dam - with one of the best views of the Mt. Tam summit - and head southwest on the Shadyside Trail. We'll eventually head up to Rocky Ridge before criss-crossing both the Swede George and Van Wyck creeks. We'll head up to and past Kent Trail descending into Swede George's watershed. We'll pass the ever-lovely Foul Pool and the truly lovely, although smaller than usual Really Hidden Lake. From here we'll head down to Kent Trail along Alpine Lake. We'll take this all the way back to the cars. We'll be meeting at the Parkade in Fairfax in order to minimize the number of cars. There's an $8 entrance fee per car. Bring: Lots of water, snacks, lunch, sturdy hiking shoes and insect repellent if you're bothered. Canceled in event of heavy rain. Driving distance 64 miles round trip. Carpooling cost: $9.00 per passenger (includes $7 tolls and $8 per-car entrance fees). Alternate meeting place: We'll be stopping at the Fairfax Parkade around 10:15. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU PLAN ON MEETING US THERE. We'll be at the far end of the parking lot - directly across from the theatre. https://firstname.lastname@example.org,-122.5876284,3a,75y,328.83h,90t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sNkMc8yHxl6v7hGobVCTBCg!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo2.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DNkMc8yHxl6v7hGobVCTBCg%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D334.50708%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656
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