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|Pomo Canyon Hike, Sonoma Coast/Jenner
9:15 a.m. (no-host carpool) Manzanita Lot
10:15 A.M. Sebastopol carpool from Seven-Eleven;
11:30 a.m. (trailhead)
Enjoy the beautiful and varied wildflowers of the Sonoma Coast on this 6-8 mile hike (depending on the group's interest in exploring further along the coast). We will be climbing through mystical redwood forest to rolling coastal green hills with great views of the mouth of the Russian River, to the beach and returning to Pomo Canyon Campgrounds. There will be a 720 foot elevation gain/loss. Bring lunch, sunscreen, wear layered clothing, hiking boots, and bring lots of water and wear a smile! There will be an optional dinner afterward at the Sizzling Tandoor Restuarant (on the coast).
Directions to Sebastopol carpool from the Manzanita Lot (meet leader at 10:15 a.m.): Take Hwy. 101 North to Hwy. 116 West. (It's about 8 miles further north after the Highway 116 East exit). The exit for 116 West will say Cotati and Sebastopol. At the end of the off ramp, take a left toward Sebastopol on Hwy 116 going northwest. Follow Hwy. 116 for 8 miles to Sebastopol. Turn left at the light in town onto Sebastopol Avenue. The name changes in one block when you cross Main Street, to Bodega Avenue. Go one mile on Bodega Avenue to the second traffic light, at Pleasant Hill Road. Turn right on Pleasant Hill and then make an immediate right into the Seven-Eleven parking lot. The leader will meet everyone here, in the part of the lot closest to Bodega Avenue. We'll carpool to the trailhead from here.
Directions to Manzanita Parking Lot (no-host carpool meets at 9:15 a.m.): Take Hwy 101 North to the Stinson Beach/Mt. Tamalpais (Hwy 1) exit. After going under the freeway, take an immediate left into the parking lot. If you are coming from the East Bay, take the Richmond Bridge to Hwy 101 and Hwy 101 South to the Stinson Beach/Mt. Tamalpais (Hwy 1) exit. Public transit alternative: GG#10 from San Francisco.
Directions to Trailhead (meet group at 11:30 a.m.): Take Hwy 101 North through Santa Rosa to the River Road exit. Take River Road to the town of Guerneville. River Road becomes Hwy 116 in Guerneville and continues west to Hwy 1 and the Coast. At Hwy 1, turn left (south) and cross the Russian River bridge. Take the first left after the bridge at the Sizzling Tandoor Restaurant (mile marker 19.79) onto Willow Creek Road. You may encounter a sign saying the road is closed ahead, but continue on past the sign, because the closure occurs after the trailhead. Continue 2.6 miles to the Pomo Canyon Campground Road fork to the right. Continue 1/2 mile to the parking lot and trailhead. There is an $8 parking fee. There will be a no-host carpool from Manzanita Parking Lot. Meet at the Manzanita Parking Lot at 9:15 a.m. and leave by 9:30 a.m. Sharp. You can also meet the leader at the Sebastopol Seven-Eleven at 10:00 a.m.
Alameda Creek to Downtown Niles District Hike, Fremont
2:30 p.m. JST at trailhead
This is a flat easy hike along Alameda Creek, turning left into the downtown Niles district, six miles round-trip, with a rest break in Niles Park; all ages welcome. You will see views of Quarry Lakes as we hike along the creek. An optional dinner follows.
Directions: From Hwy 880, take Decoto Rd east toward the hills for one mile. Go right and south at Paseo Padre Pkwy for about half a mile. Go left at Isherwood Way for a few hundred feet to the free parking area on your right.
Castle Rock S.P. and Sanborn-Skyline County Park, South Bay
9:45 a.m. Rockridge BART carpool
10:30 a.m. Stonestown Mall carpool
11: 40 a.m. trailhead
This hike will take us on a 6 to 7 mile loop through the Santa Cruz mountain forest on both rocky and smooth trails crossing intriguing rock formations, with occasional views of the lush San Lorenzo River canyon and the South Bay metropolis from Summit Rock later on. The hike is moderately strenuous in parts but will be taken at a leisurely pace. There are few facilities. However, a nice park map is available. We will return close to 5:00 p.m. Drivers will the meet leader at Rockridge BART at 9:45 am, or at Stonestown Mall in San Francisco by bus stop at 10:30 a.m. This event may be colisted with other groups.
Angel Island Hike, Marin
8:55 am carpool Carlís Jr. parking lot in shopping center SW corner of Homestead & Sunnyvale-Saratoga Ave
9:20 am at Park & Ride at NE corner of Edgewood & Hwy 280
10:45 a.m. Island Ferry Terminal in Tiburon (to catch 11:00 a.m. ferry)
This event is colisted with Sierra Singles. Join Jack on a hike at one of his favorite bay area locations. Angel Island is a pearl in the middle of San Francisco Bay. We will hike up to and have lunch at Mt Livermore, the Islandís highest peak (788 ft above sea level) and then hike the Islandís perimeter trail and stop to see the areas of historical interest, perhaps the Immigration Station where many Asian born Americans may trace their American roots. Bring lunch, liquids, sun block, layered clothing, money for the carpool (~$8) and ferry from Tiburon and park admission fee ($13.50) and dinner. Optional dinner afterwards is at the inexpensive and tasty Pasta Pomodoro in Mill Valley. The hike covers 8 miles, with approximately 1,000 feet of elevation gain. Meet for carpooling at Carlís Jr. on Homestead Rd near Sunnyvale-Saratoga (Address: 20680 Homestead Rd in Cupertino) at 8:55 a.m. or at the Edgewood & Hwy 280 Park & Ride at 9:20 a.m. ó or meet at the Angel Island Ferry Terminal in Tiburon no later than 10:45 a.m. so we can catch the 11:00 a.m. ferry. We will pay for the ferry just as we are boarding. We will return to Tiburon on the 5:20 p.m. ferry.
Golden Gate Bridgewalk/Presidio Hike, San Francisco
11:00 a.m. - corner of Laguna St. and Marina Blvd.
Come along and explore the history of the Presidio as we hike through it, visit Fort Point and go on a bridgewalk. There will be some hills and moderate elevation changes on this hike. Distance will be 5-6 miles. Bring lunch, liquids, snacks, and a hat. Optional no-host dinner outing may follow.
Directions: We will meet at the corner of Laguna Street and Marina Blvd. on the bay side of the intersection (near Fort Mason) at 11:00 a.m.
Butano State Park Hike, Peninsula
9:00 a.m. Sharp - carpool (Rockridge BART)
11:15 a.m. Sharp - trailhead
Join us for an approximately 7 mile hike round trip hike on the Jackson Flats trail, through a lush redwood forest in Butano State Park. It lies in a secluded redwood-filled canyon with a flowing creek, just south of the town of Pescadero on the Pacific Coast. Bring layered clothing, liquids and lunch. Meet at 9:00 a.m. at Rockridge BART (near escalators) for a carpool or at 11:15 a.m. at the entrance booth to Butano State Park. Optional dinner afterwards at Duarte's Restaurant in Pescadero. If you are carpooling from Rockridge BART and wish to ride with the leader, please contact Isaac to reserve a space in his car (he only has room for 4). Please be prepared to make a contribution to the driver to cover gas, bridge tolls, and the park entrance fee ($6 per car at the entrance kiosk). Please allow about an hour and 20 minutes for the drive from Rockridge BART to the trailhead, or 10-20 minutes less if you are driving from San Francisco.
Directions to Trailhead: From San Francisco, take Hwy 280 south to Hwy 92. Take Hwy 92 west to Half Moon Bay and turn left onto Hwy 1. After going 15 miles south on Hwy 1, turn left onto Pescadero Rd for 2.6 miles, turn right (south) on Cloverdale Rd. (Cloverdale is the next intersection on the right after you pass the blinking red light in the town of Pescadero) and then go south 5 miles to the park entrance on the left (east).
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