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Wed Apr 02 @ 6:15pm
Mid-Week Hike Baylands, Palo Alto
A mid-week fast paced conditioning hike on the Baylands of approx. 5 miles on a flat gravel path along the levees of Palo Alto. We will do a fast-paced hike from the trailhead at the dead-end of San Antonio and Terminal Blvd in Palo Alto. This hike is an out and back the same route. We must be out of the park by 1/2 hour after sunset so I plan to depart promptly at 6:15pm.
Bring water and layers since it tends to be windy out on the bay.
Optional post-hike dinner at Chipotle.
Meeting location: At trailhead at the end of San Antonio Rd and Terminal Blvd, Palo Alto
Heavy rain cancels.
Leader: Denise Vann, msdleit@yahoo.com,

Sun, Apr 06 @12am
Hot Cider or Lemonade ??? at the Hiker's Hut in Sam McDonald Park
- RSVP Required
If you have always been curious about the Hiker's Hut in Sam McDonald Park make your reservation for one of two hikes to the hut, where Loma Prieta Sierra Singles will gather for lemonade, lunch, snacks and socializing followed by an optional 6 mile loop hike back to the parking lots. You must reserve your space for this event by sending an email to one of the leaders (whose contact info is listed below).
Hike #1 is a 1.2 mile walk to the hut. Hike #2 is a 2.7 mile hike to the hut. Both hikes to the hut have approximately 600 ft. of elevation gain. The loop hike from the Hiker's Hut back to the parking lots will be approximately 6 miles with 1600 ft. of elevation gain. Those who chose to explore the area around the hut instead or lounge on the deck will return to the parking lots on the same trail or one similar in length to the one they hiked in on.
What to bring: Your lunch, finger food snacks to share, a cup for beverages (provided by LPSS), water, layered clothing and sun protection, $$$ for carpools and parking fees (where applicable).
To attend: Send an email to Marilyn Stockdale Green, msgca50@aol.com indicating which hike to the hut you want to go on. You will receive directions to the trailhead you've selected and information about carpool locations with your reservation confirmation.
Leaders: Jay de Wolf, jaydewolf@aol.com and Marilyn Stockdale Green, msgca50@aol.com.

Mon, Apr 07 @7:30pm
LPSS ExCom Meeting
Attend this meeting to present your ideas to the LPSS Executive Committee and/or to observe the ExCom's monthly meeting for a glimpse behind the scenes at what makes this activity section work. Come early if you'd like to present your ideas as this is on the agenda at the beginning of the meeting.
Contact Excom Chair, Meredith Leornrd for meeting location
meredithrl@aol.com

Wed Apr 09 @ 6:15 pm
Mid-Week Hike Canada Road, Redwood City

This week's hike will be a fast-paced hike along the trail beside Canada Rd in Redwood City. We will meet at 6:15pm at the corner of Canada and Edgewood Roads in Redwood City, just west of 280. We will follow the trail north that goes along Canada Road with views of valleys, the Pulgas Water Temple and the Crystal Springs Reservoir. We will go out about 3 miles, turn around and hike back. This hike will take about 2 hours, so bring a flashlight for the return, if you can.
Sorry, no dogs allowed on this trail.
Meet at 6:15pm at the stone pillars on either side of the Phleger Estate entrance.
Heavy rain cancels.
Event covers 5-6 miles, with 500 feet of elevation.
Leader: Denise Vann, msdleit@yahoo.com,

Thu, Apr 10 @ 7:30pm
Pay-What-You-Will Preview at Dragon Theatre
This month we will preview Smash, by Jeffrey Hatcher, an adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's novel An Unsocial Socialist. Meet us at the box office at 2120 Broadway, Redwood City at 7:30 pm to pay what you will for your ticket in cash only. Those who want to have dinner before the play should send Marilyn an email at msgca50@aol.com.
Synopsis of Smash: This political comedy features a runaway groom who abandons his bride on their wedding day so he can overthrow the British government. Eventually he infiltrates a women's college, where he attempts to sow the seeds of revolution by radicalizing the future consorts of society's power brokers. Love triangles, mistaken identities, Marx, Engels, and pistols all drive this supremely witty satire. Seattle Weekly said, "Like Tom Stoppard, the author makes you the audience feel just as clever as he. Brilliant writing."
Leader: Marilyn Stockdale Green, msgca50@aol.com,

Sun, Apr 13 @ 1pm
Welcome Walk
This is our monthly walk to introduce prospective members to the Sierra Club's singles over 40 group. It is an approximately 4-5 mile flat scenic walk along the San Francisco Bay with excellent water and wild life views - binoculars recommended. All new, current and prospective members are welcome to join. Please DO tell your friends about it. After the walk we will retire to Michael's Cafe for food, drinks and more socializing. If you're interested in joining Sierra Club on the day of this hike at a discounted price please bring along your checkbook. Dress to the weather and in layers, allowing for the bay breeze. Bring sun protection, water and a smile to share. Rain will cancel. Location: 2960 N Shoreline Blvd Mountain View Directions: From Hwy 101 take Shoreline Blvd exit and travel east toward the Bay. Continue on Shoreline for about 1 mile to the Park entrance (no entrance fee) and drive for less than a mile inside the park. Look for the signs for "Michael's Cafe". Meeting location: In front of Michael's Cafe. Parking is available in front of Michael's, the golf course or Lakeside Cafe. Leader: Susan Parks (susan@sparkss.net Co-leader: Ben White Hope to see you there!

Wed, Apr 16 @6:15 pm
Mid-Week Hike Woodside Horse Trails
This fast-paced hike will have us travel some of the horse trails in Woodside. Meet at 6:15pm in the parking lot behind the Pioneer, and next to the Woodside Town Hall. We will walk from there to Mountain Home Road and come back on Whiskey Hill Road. We will be hiking the tree lined horse trails along the side of rural country roads, so some road crossings will be necessary. This hike will take about 2 hours, so bring a flashlight for the return, if you can.
Heavy rain cancels.
Event covers 5-6 miles, with 500 feet of elevation.
Meeting location: parking lot behind Pioneer at 2925 Woodside Rd, Woodside
Leader: Denise Vann, msdleit@yahoo.com,

Sat, Apr 19 @ 8:30am
Sugarloaf Mountain Trail Building Workday and Earth Day Celebration
If doing more volunteer work was on your list of New Year's resolutions, it's not too late to get started. On Saturday, April 19 you can help with the final phase of construction of a new hiker-friendly trail to the top of San Mateo's scenic Sugarloaf Mountain.
To join the Trail Center for this work day, contact Marilyn Stockdale Green, msgca50@aol.com, for project details and directions on where to meet.
The workday begins at 8:30 am. This month we will wrap up work early at about 12 noon. The Trail Center will then provide lunch and for all volunteers in celebration of Earth Day.
Bring water, sunscreen, sturdy shoes, lunch and normal precautions against poison oak exposure (work gloves, long sleeved shirts and long pants). The Trail Center provides tools, training and gloves (if you don't have them).
Heavy rain cancels.

Wed, Apr 23 @6:00 pm
Mid-Week Hike Los Trancos/Monte Bello OSP

This week we will have the mid-week conditioning hike at Los Trancos and Monte Bello Open Space Preserves. These hikes are about 5 miles with up to 1000 feet elevation gain. We move at a fast pace, needing to be out of the parks just after sunset, so these are not considered beginning hikes.
Heavy rain cancels.
Event covers 5-6 miles, with 700 feet of elevation.
Meet at carpool location at 280 and Page Mill Road at 6pm, or the OSP parking lot at 6:30pm
Leader: Denise Vann, msdleit@yahoo.com,

Thu, April 24th @ 6:15pm
Stanford Campus Art Walk

A little hike, a little art and a little dinner.
Please join us the last Thursday of the month for an art walk on Stanford Campus. We will meet at the Stanford Shopping Center, and do a little hike to the Cantor Art Center for a little art and, lastly, (if it's good weather) have a little picnic dinner in the Rodin Sculpture Garden. We should have about an hour or so to spend in the art museum before it closes at 8:00pm and then gather in the Rodin Sculpture garden for a light picnic dinner. After dinner, we will walk back to the shopping center.
A couple of things to keep in mind: 1) the cafe closes at 7:30 and 2) we will have to check our backpacks.
To check out what's happening at the Art Museum go to: http://museum.stanford.edu/calendar/
Bring: Layers, water a picnic dinner (or you can pick up something at the cafe) and something to share for the picnic.
Meet: 6:15 pm at the Stanford Shopping Center parking garage at the corner of Arboretum and Quarry Road.
Hike will be about two miles of flat.Rain will not cancel, but will give us an excuse to drive to the museu.
Leaders: Bruce Lanyon and Meredith Leonard

Sun, Apr 27 @10am
Natural Bridges and Fall Creek
Please join me for a day in the Santa Cruz mountains, first to a trip to the beach at Natural Bridges, then on to Fall Creek for a 4.4 mile hike.
Meet at the Los Gatos carpool spot.  From Highway 17, exit Highway 9 / Saratoga Los Gatos Road, cross the first intersection with a traffic light, and turn right into the parking lot. 
We will drive to Natural Bridges first for an hour or so to see the ocean waves and play in them if desired, rest on the beach, or play Frisbee – your choice. We will take a short walk to see if any monarch butterflies remain in the eucalyptus trees which have not migrated on with the rest of the bunch.  Then on to the main entrance at Fall Creek in Felton, where we will enjoy a picnic lunch in the parking lot.  When done eating, we will do a relatively flat 4.4 mile hike along the creek.  About half-way around the loop we will stop by an old water trough where some goldfish live and spend some time digging out some silt from the trough which is consuming the space remaining for the goldfish.  I will bring some old plastic containers to help with the digging, but if others have a collapsible shovel, that would be even better to reach the middle area of the trough. 
Plan on this being a full day, and be home before dinner. 
Bring a lunch, water, hiking gear, and beach gear such as a blanket and a Frisbee or something. 
Please let me know if you are coming, so I can monitor how many will be attending.
Leader Sandra WinklerSlwinkler19@gmail.com 

Sun, Apr 27 @ 11am
Presidio Nature Hike
This will be a moderate 7-8 mile walk that will include lovely vistas of San Francisco and the Bay; an up-close look at the historic forests, and a visit to monumental environmental sculptures created by Andy Goldsworthy. Peter Ehrlich, The Presidio Trust Forester will be our docent for the hike.After our walk we will stretch out on the Main Lawn and enjoy snacks from Off the Grid.
For more information about Peter, please visit:http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/SAN-FRANCISCO-Crusade-to-save-a-dying-forest-2743887.php
Bring: cameras, water and sunscreen
Rain Cancels
Meet: Presidio Visitors Center front entrance at 11:00 am.
Directions.
Click here for Google directions to the Presidio Visitors Center. Park at the Main Post Parking Lot. Parking is $7 all day, $1.20 per hour (yes, even on Sundays)
Click here for a schedule and map for the free shuttle to the Presidio
Leaders: Bruce Lanyon Co-leader: Meredith Leonard

Wed, Apr 30 @ 6:15 pm
Mid-Week Hike Baylands, Palo Alto

A mid-week fast paced conditioning hike on the Baylands of approx. 5 miles on a flat gravel path along the levees of Palo Alto. We will do a fast-paced hike from the trailhead at the dead-end of San Antonio and Terminal Blvd in Palo Alto. This hike is an out and back the same route. We must be out of the park by 1/2 hour after sunset so I plan to depart promptly at 6:15pm.
Bring water and layers since it tends to be windy out on the bay.
Optional post-hike dinner at Chipotle.
Meeting location: At trailhead at the end of San Antonio Rd and Terminal Blvd, Palo Alto
Heavy rain cancels.
Leader: Denise Vann, msdleit@yahoo.com,

 

 

 

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