July-September 2017 activities of the SCMTA

Support the Trail Maintenance Group -

"If you enjoy hiking our trails please help maintain them!"

Trail maintenance sessions for the quarter are listed below:




Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail Jul.1, Aug. 5 and Sep. 2 leader Al Lisin 408/252-8106
Big Basin Jul. 8, Aug. 12 and Sep. 9 leader Jeff Bleam 831/338-0774
Castle Rock Jul. 15, Aug. 19 and Sep. 16 leader Kevin McDevitt 408/733-3333



For all hikes: Bring lunch, liquid and clothing appropriate for the season (summer fog, winter rain).
Some hikes may be canceled or changed due to the weather; please see statement in each hike description.
Call the hike leader if you are not sure.
For trail maintenance: Wear long pants, boots, and long-sleeved shirt and bring gloves as well as lunch and liquid.

Trailhead parking lots are always busy — carpool if you can

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July 1
Saturday

Trail Maintenance - Skyline to the Sea Trail— Al Lisin, (408) 252-8106, leads a group that maintains the Skyline to the Sea Trail. This group now meets on the first Saturday of the month. The group meets at 9:00 am. Please call Al for meeting place (which changes).

July 2
Sunday

El Corte de Madera Creek Preserve We will start at El Corte de Madera OSP and hike down into Wunderlich down to and up from crossroads. Option of going another half mile (1 mile RT) to Skyline Deli. About 9 miles and 1200. Carpool at Saratoga, city lot behind La Fondue restaurant, 4th st., at 8.45. No host Page Mill park and ride/280 or Woodside according to members convenience. Leader is Rani S ranjanasharma@ix.netcom.com For assistance on hike morning only 408-802-1850)

July 8
Saturday

Big Basin Trail Maintenance— Meet Jeff Bleam at park headquarters at 9:00 for some hands-on trail work. This group meets the second Saturday of each month. Call (831) 338-0774.

July 9
Sunday

SF MISSION MURALS AND ICE CREAM; Walk the streets of the Mission seeing murals and picnicking at Dolores Park. We'll walk about 3 hours. Meet PageMill Park&Drive at 8:30 or at Mission and Bartlett Garage, 3255 21st Street (meet on 21st in front of garage) Toni Bassett 650-785-1916

July 15
Saturday

Castle Rock State Park Trail Maintenance— The third Saturday of every month Kevin McDevitt leads trail work in the Castle Rock area. Meet at Saratoga Gap parking lot at 9:00. Call Kevin at (408) 733-3333. Bring boots and gloves, lunch and liquid. Tools are supplied but bring your own favorites if you prefer.

July 16
Sunday

Windy Hill Open Space Preserve (Razorback Trail) Razorback Ridge - Hamm's Gulch. This 9.8 mile hike is shady. 1800 ft. elevation gain, moderate difficulty. Meet at 9:30 am at the intersection of Alpine Road and Willowbrook Road in Portola Valley. Carpool 9:10 am at 280/Page Mill Road ParknRide. Bring plenty of water, sunscreen and your lunch. Heavy rain cancels. Shannon McEntee shannonrmcentee at gmail.com

July 23
Sunday

To be determined

July 30
Sunday

Sam McDonald County Park 9 miles, 1800 feet gain. Loop route will take us past the Sierra Club hiker's hut, with some distant forest views in the open areas. Half shaded. One long, steep uphill dirt road section. Carpool 8:30am behind La Fondue, Saratoga (no host carpool), Contact me if you'd like to meet farther north. 9:30am at the main Sam McDonald lot.Rex hikerrex@gmail.com

August 5
Saturday

Trail Maintenance - Skyline to the Sea Trail— Call Al Lisin at (408) 252-8106 for more information.

August 6
Sunday

Presidio Hike Start at Baker Beach and hike up Coastal Trail to the bridge and enter Presidio via the Promenade to have lunch at Main Post. After lunch, tour Presidio and return via Bay Area Ridge Trail. Meet at Baker Beach Parking Lot (next to nicer bathroom with water) at 9:30am or Page Mill Park and Ride at 8:30am. Peter 650-521-4165

August 12
Saturday

Big Basin Trail Maintenance— Join Jeff Bleam again for some more enjoyable trail maintenance at Big Basin. Meeting place may change from time to time. Bring water, lunch, and work gloves. Call Jeff at 831-338-0774 for more info.

August 13
Sunday

Butano State ParkButano State Park 9:30 start, 8:30 Carpool 280 / Page Mill. Shady hike, 9 miles and 1900 feet. Meet at the entrance kiosk just inside the park gate. We’ll hike up Jackson Flats trail and then on to Canyon Trail, Indian Trail and then briefly on Olmo fire road to connect to Doe Ridge trail and finish up on Six Bridges Trail. Carpool 8:30 am from Page Mill ParknRide or meet at the park at 9:30 am. Leader is Mary Ellen Quinn

August 19
Saturday

Castle Rock State Park Trail Maintenance— Meet at Saratoga Gap parking lot at 9:00. Call Kevin McDevitt at (408) 733-3333.

August 20
Sunday

Purissima Creek Redwoods OSP AA moderate to strenuous 10-mile hike through redwoods from Skyline Boulevard down to Purisima Creek and back. We will start at the parking lot located on Skyline Boulevard 6.5 miles south of 92. Note: this is not our usual parking lot, but a smaller one 2 miles farther south. We will go down the Purisima Creek Trail and explore the Grabtown Gulch and Bald Knob Trails before returning by the Purisima Creek trail. Treats after the hike. Carpool from Page Mill/280 Park and Ride at 8:45 a.m. or meet at 9:30 at the parking lot described here. Contact Candace Simpson cjsimpson1008@gmail.com.

August 27
Sunday

Big Basin State Park Sunday August 27 Big Basin State Park and hike planning 9:00 start This hike is a classic for good reason! Beautiful redwoods and waterfalls on this moderately strenuous, ten-mile plus loop hike. From Park HQ we will take the Skyline to the sea trail to Berry Creek falls, up the falls trail to Sunset trail back. Car-pool at the parking lot behind La Fondue restaurant, 4th St. Saratoga, at 8.00am or meet at Park HQ. at 9:00am. We will plan hikes for October, November, and December over drinks and treats after the hike. Leader - Cathy Howard howardc414 at gmail dot com

September 2
Saturday

Trail Maintenance - Skyline to the Sea Trail— Call Al Lisin at (408) 252-8106 for more information.

September 3
Sunday

Kings Mountain Faire starting at Huddart Park Once again I will be leading a hike from Huddart Park to the Kings Mountain Faire, this will be up around a 10 mile hike. We will hike as a group to the Fair, then you have a choice, I will be staying at the Faire for around 90 minutes and then will hike back down thru Phleger Estate. Time to get lunch have a beer and look at the art. If you don't wish to stay I will show you the trail head to get back to Huddart. Fee to park at Huddart Park, I believe $6.00 non host car pool at Page Mill at 8:30 Nancy will be parked behind the Pioneer Hotel in Woodside at 8:35, let me know if you would like to meet me there. Or meet at Zwierlein Picnic area at 9 Nancy Davidson (650)575-5889 walkernan1@att.net

September 9
Saturday

Big Basin Trail Maintenance— Meet Jeff Bleam (831) 338-0774 at park headquarters at 9:00.

September 10
Sunday

Castle Rock State parkCarpool at La Fondue parking lot at Saratoga town at 9.00am or meet at Castle Rock State parking lot at 9.30am. We will hike Saratoga Gap trail, Loughry woods trial and Rock Loop. Moderate hike. If the temp. on that day reaches 90 degree, hike to be cancelled. Hike Leader- Vivian Jung 408-238-3388

September 16
Saturday

Castle Rock State Park Trail Maintenance— The third Saturday of every month Kevin McDevitt leads trail work in the Castle Rock area. Meet at Saratoga Gap parking lot at 9:00. Call Kevin at (408) 733-3333. Bring boots and gloves, lunch and liquid. Tools are supplied but bring your own favorites if you prefer.

September 17
Sunday

To be determined

September 24
Sunday

To be determined

Activity page updated June 19, 2017

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