Sunday, February 1, 2015, 11:00 AM Pier Discovery
John Ferreira 650-692-4337 ferreirajohn@msn.com
Meet 11 am at Pacifica Pier near the restrooms. Climb up thru a WWII paintball battlefield, pass by a NIKE missile field, escape from the SF County Jail and rest at the European Bay Discovery site. Down to Rockaway Beach before bluffing our way back along the shore. 10 miles with 1500 feet of elevation gain.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 6:15 PM Mid Week Walk in Palo Alto
Denise Vann msdleit@yahoo.com
Come join us for a bit of mid-week conditioning exercise. This brisk walk will be starting at 6:15pm from the parking lot behind Hotel California at California and Ash in Palo Alto. With several routes to choose from, we will travel in a different direction each week. This will be a medium-fast-paced walk of 5 miles along city streets and pathways. Portions will not be well lighted, so bring a flashlight or headlamp if you can. Some elevation on some of the routes. Light-medium rain will not cancel, but route may be modified. Heavy rain will just give us an excuse to go for an early dinner. Option to join us for a bite to eat afterwards at one of the several nearby restaurants. Meeting location: Parking Lot off Ash between California and Sherman in Palo Alto Directions: Google Ash & California, Palo Alto, CA. From 280, take the Page Mill exit East. Turn Left on El Camino Real. Turn right on California, go one block to Ash. Right on Ash. Parking lot is in middle of block on your left. Look for us under a light post on the Ash side of the parking lot

Saturday, February 7, 2015, 1:00 AM Alum Rock Park South Rim
Meredith Leonardmeredithrl@aol.com
Alum Rock Park, 15350 Penitencia Creek Road, San Jose, CA 95127, USA
location: restrooms near the Eagle Rock parking lot Distance - 5 miles/Elevation gain- 700ft Hike time - 2-3 hours, depending on the pace of the group Difficulty - easy to moderate Bring: water, sun protection, snacks, layers of clothing that will keep your comfortable and whatever else makes you feel happy on a nice hike. Leader: Meredith (408) 621-5544 Our route is a loop that will take us along Alum Rock and is mostly shaded. Along the way we will see the remnants of a mineral spring spa. Some portions of the trails are shared with both bicycles and equestrians. Directions to Alum Rock Park: Take Interstate 680 to the Berryessa Road exit and head east. Turn right onto Capitol Expressway, then left onto Penitencia Creek Rd. Follow Penitencia Creek to the entrance to Alum Rock Park. There is a $6 entrance fee. Self-carpool (no leader present): 12:15 Page Mill Park & Ride, Palo Alto: Intersection of Page Mill Rd. and Highway 280.

Saturday, February 7, 2015, 8:30 AM Alum Rock Park Trail Work
Marilyn Green msgca50@aol.com
Join other Sierra Singles and the Trail Center on a brushing and tread work project on the South Rim Trail in Alum Rock Park. Access to the worksite will be via the Sycamore Switchback Trail, a relatively steep, 7/8 mile hike from the valley floor. You can sign up directly at www.trailcenter.org or contact Marilyn @ msgca50@aol.com to attend with other Sierra Singles. Bring: water, sunscreen, sturdy shoes, lunch and normal precautions against poison oak exposure (work gloves, long sleeved shirts and long pants).

Saturday, February 7, 2015, 11:00 AM Regular Teague Hill Hike
Craig Keith clkeith9@sbcglobal.net
Woodside Elementary, CA, USA
Continue the right with some great aerobic exercise to benefit your body and the beauty of nature to feed your soul. Teague Hill OSP is a unique Midpeninsula Regional Openspace Preserve (OSP) with the trails made mostly by equestrians so the trails are primitive in places. This OSP has no trail names, signs, or official maps, and is as near wilderness as you can get this close to civilization. It can also be challenging due to fallen trees, trails turned into to creeks and regular creeks being tough to cross and slippery slopes if it's rained recently What an adventure! This is NOT an easy hike - we'll be doing 7-10 miles and 1800-3000 feet of elevation gain cumulative with some REALLY steep trails both up and down in places. Bring: lunch and at least 2 liters of liquid. It would be advisable to wear layered clothing. In addition, footwear with good deep tread will help on the steep and possibly slippery sections. Meet in the parking lot of the MEET: Woodside Elementary School NEXT TO THE TENNIS COURTS. Directions: From 280, take the Woodside Road exit, then Woodside Road going up hill to and through Woodside for 1.2 miles. The school will be on your left not too far after the firehouse. Turn into the parking lot right next to the tennis courts. If for any reason this parking lot is full and there is room to park on the streets, that should work - but do watch out for parking restrictions on some streets. If the parking lot is inaccessible due to a parade, etc., we will meet in the parking lot of the Woodside Town Hall that is back 0.6 mile (0.6 mile from 280). Once again, this will be co-listed with SOC, GOC, and possibly other groups. Hike goes rain or shine!

Sunday, February 8, 2015, 1:00 PM Welcome Walk
Meredith Leonard meredithrl@aol.com
Bruce Lanyon brucelanyon@gmail.com
Michael's Cafe 2960 North Shoreline Boulevard, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
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 the 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.

Sunday, February 8, 2015, 1:00 PM John Brooks Open Space Hike, Belmont
Marilyn Green msgca50@aol.com
If you've missed previous opportunities to experience these little known trails in Belmont or want to hike them again, join me for this energetic hike with spectacular views and maybe some wildlife. Dogs on leash are welcome. Bring: water, layers of clothing that will keep you comfortable, snacks, sunscreen. We will hike about 7 miles with approximately 1000 feet of elevation. Meeting location: Lake Road cul de sac @ Hallmark Drive, Belmont. To get there, take the Ralston Avenue exit from 280 or 101 and head south on Hallmark from Ralston. Lake Road will be on your left. Look carefully for the sign for Lake Road because it is a bit hard to see. Although there is parking in the cul de sac it fills up quickly so you may have to park on Hallmark.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 6:15 PM Mid Week Walk in Palo Alto
D
enise Vann msdleit@yahoo.com
Come join us for a bit of mid-week conditioning exercise. This brisk walk will be starting at 6:15pm from the parking lot behind Hotel California at California and Ash in Palo Alto. With several routes to choose from, we will travel in a different direction each week. This will be a medium-fast-paced walk of 5 miles along city streets and pathways. Portions will not be well lighted, so bring a flashlight or headlamp if you can. Some elevation on some of the routes. Light-medium rain will not cancel, but route may be modified. Heavy rain will just give us an excuse to go for an early dinner. Option to join us for a bite to eat afterwards at one of the several nearby restaurants. Meeting location: Parking Lot off Ash between California and Sherman in Palo Alto Directions: Google Ash & California, Palo Alto, CA. From 280, take the Page Mill exit East. Turn Left on El Camino Real. Turn right on California, go one block to Ash. Right on Ash. Parking lot is in middle of block on your left. Look for us under a light post on the Ash side of the parking lot

Sunday, February 15, 2015, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Art Exhibition Opening at Peninsula Museum of Art
B
ruce Lanyon brucelanyon@gmail.com
Peninsula Museum of Art, 1777 California Drive, Burlingame, CA 94010, USA
Please join us at the opening of Five Perspectives: Lunar New Year. For more information about the artists please go to the Peninsula Museum of Art Website: http://peninsulamuseum.org/

Monday, February 16, 2015, 10:00 AM President's Day Beach Bluffs Hike
Marilyn Green msgca50@aol.com
Our beach bluffs hike will begin at Wavecrest Open Space at 10 am. We will meet in the very un-scenic parking lot at the end of Wavecrest Road or at one of the carpool locations listed below. Wavecrest Road is approximately 1.5 miles south of Half Moon Bay. To get there take Hwy. 1 south from Half Moon Bay and watch for Cameron's Pub, 1410 Cabrillo Hwy/Hwy 1 where Hwy. 1 intersects with Wavecrest Road -- you can't miss the giant pumpkin in the corner of the Cameron's Pub property. Turn right on Wavecrest Road and drive until the road ends. I will be standing near my white Subaru station wagon. We will do a loop through Wavecrest and then head south on the Coastal Trail toward the intersection with the Cowell-Purisma Trail. We will return to the cars on the same Coastal Trail route. The hike is about 7 miles with no elevation gain. Dogs on leash are welcome on the Coastal Trail. What you need for the hike: water, lunch or a snack, sun protection, enough clothing layers to keep you warm and sturdy shoes. Carpool #1, 9:30 am. The dirt parking lot at the northeast corner of Highways 92 and 35. This is the one near the signal and reservoir at the bottom of the hill, not up at the top of the ridgeline across from the cemetery entrance. This is where I will be. Carpool #2, 9:15 am. Page Mill Park & Ride, corner of Page Mill Rd. and Hwy. 280, Palo Alto. This is a self-carpool, which means that there won't be anyone/a leader there to organize it.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 6:15 PM Mid Week Walk in Palo Alto
Denise Vann msdleit@yahoo.com
Come join us for a bit of mid-week conditioning exercise. This brisk walk will be starting at 6:15pm from the parking lot behind Hotel California at California and Ash in Palo Alto. With several routes to choose from, we will travel in a different direction each week. This will be a medium-fast-paced walk of 5 miles along city streets and pathways. Portions will not be well lighted, so bring a flashlight or headlamp if you can. Some elevation on some of the routes. Light-medium rain will not cancel, but route may be modified. Heavy rain will just give us an excuse to go for an early dinner. Option to join us for a bite to eat afterwards at one of the several nearby restaurants. Meeting location: Parking Lot off Ash between California and Sherman in Palo Alto Directions: Google Ash & California, Palo Alto, CA. From 280, take the Page Mill exit East. Turn Left on El Camino Real. Turn right on California, go one block to Ash. Right on Ash. Parking lot is in middle of block on your left. Look for us under a light post on the Ash side of the parking lot

Saturday, February 21, 2015, 10:00 AM Cowell-Purisima Trail Hike, Half Moon Bay and Optional Bonus Hike
M
arilyn Green msgca50@aol.com
Join us for a 6 mile out-and-back hike on a trail just south of Half Moon Bay. Expect spectacular views of the ocean and the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. We will begin at the northern end of the trail and hike south across three bridges and past farm fields to a bluff-top overlook where we will have a snack before returning to the trailhead. Heavy rain cancels. Bring: water, a snack, sun protection and enough layers to keep you warm if it is foggy or breezy. Carpooling is strongly encouraged because there is limited parking at the trailhead. Carpool location: 9:30 am at the dirt parking lot at the northeast corner of Highways 92 and 35. This is the one near the signal and reservoir, not up at the top of the ridgeline across from the cemetery entrance. Trailhead location: 3.2 miles south of the Hwy. 92/Hwy.1 intersection. Look for the yellow steel gates. No fee but there is only space for about 15 cars and the "street parking" is not friendly if it is even allowed. The meeting time here is 10 am. There will be an optional bonus hike on a trail a bit closer to town for those who are interested.

Saturday, February 21, 2015, 10:30 AM Santa Teresa County Park Hike
Meredith Leonard meredithrl@aol.com
Manila Drive, San Jose, CA 95119, USA
6 Miles, about 1000 ft. of elevation gain Bernal-Gulnac-Joice Ranch, Camino Verde DR X Manila DR (meet in front of the bathrooms) We will meet at Bernal-Gulnac-Joice Ranch. Beginning on the Norred trail, we will make a loop that includes viewing the valley from Coyote Peak at 1,155 feet. From there we'll drop down and have lunch at the Pueblo Day Use Area before returning to Bernal-Gulnac-Joice Ranch. This hike is beautiful at this time of year. We will be traveling over grasslands, past rugged outcrops and beautiful Oak trees. Bring: Plenty of water, lunch, appropriate layers for varying temperatures, sun protection, Rain Cancels Trailhead: From highway 85 take the Cottle Road exit and head south past Santa Teresa Hospital. Turn left on Santa Teresa Boulevard (east) and make your first right on Camino Verde (south). Continue on Camino Verde through a residential area and you will dead end at the ranch on Manila Drive. There are two self-carpool (no leader there) locations: 1. 9:50 am, Page Mill Park 'N Ride Lot Intersection of Page Mill and Arastradero in Palo Alto. From 280 traveling north exit onto Page Mill Road west (Los Altos Hills) in Palo Alto. Get in left lane of exit ramp, make a left on Page Mill, go under freeway and turn left at stop sign (Arastradero). From 280 traveling South, go straight at stop sign at the end of the exit ramp. The lot is next to the freeway at the corner of Page Mill and Arastradero Note: no parking is allowed anywhere on Arastradero Rd. 2. 10:10 Camden Avenue @ Highway 85 Park and Ride, San Jose. Meet on the south side of Highway 85.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 6:15 PM Mid Week Walk in Palo Alto
Denise Vann msdleit@yahoo.com
Come join us for a bit of mid-week conditioning exercise. This brisk walk will be starting at 6:15pm from the parking lot behind Hotel California at California and Ash in Palo Alto. With several routes to choose from, we will travel in a different direction each week. This will be a medium-fast-paced walk of 5 miles along city streets and pathways. Portions will not be well lighted, so bring a flashlight or headlamp if you can. Some elevation on some of the routes. Light-medium rain will not cancel, but route may be modified. Heavy rain will just give us an excuse to go for an early dinner. Option to join us for a bite to eat afterwards at one of the several nearby restaurants. Meeting location: Parking Lot off Ash between California and Sherman in Palo Alto Directions: Google Ash & California, Palo Alto, CA. From 280, take the Page Mill exit East. Turn Left on El Camino Real. Turn right on California, go one block to Ash. Right on Ash. Parking lot is in middle of block on your left. Look for us under a light post on the Ash side of the parking lot

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