Sat Nov 1 @ 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM Halloween Weekend Costume Party
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eader: Ms Sandra Winkler 650-299-9365 slwinkler19@gmail.com
Loma Prieta Sierra Singles invites you to the LPSS Halloween Weekend Costume Party! Sat Nov 1, 7:30 pm – 11 pm. Baylands Nature Center, 2775 Embarcadero Rd., Palo Alto Continue the Halloween fun at the LPSS Halloween Weekend Costume Party on the day after Halloween. Join us in the spirit of Halloween fun and boogie to the music of Isis and The Cold Truth Band, munch on delicious food, enjoy cold beverages and be eligible to win one of four prizes in our costume contest – all for the low admission price of $20!!! Many of you rocked out to the music of Isis and The Cold Truth at an event several years ago. They perform a style of music that blends Blues, Old-School R & B, New Orleans grooves, & a touch of Jazz, all done with a whole lotta soul! They play not only covers, but originals with a hook that will get you dancing in your chair. Use your imagination and come as your favorite superhero, Cleopatra, a scarecrow, a serial (or cereal) killer, a ghoul, a creature of the night, or whatever your heart desires!!! Directions to the Baylands Nature Center: From Hwy 101 North or South, take the Embarcadero Road East exit toward the bay. Go to the end of Embarcadero and turn left. Go all the way to the end of the street and turn right into the parking lot. The Baylands Nature Center is on the left. Note: The parking lot will be very dark, so bring a flashlight or headlamp.

Sat., Nov. 1, Beach Bluff Hike, Cowell-Purisima Trail, Half Moon Bay with a possible bonus walk
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eader: Leader: Marilyn Stockdale Green, msgca50@aol.com, 650.218.9986
Join us for a 6 mile out-and-back hike with 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.
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.
Meet:
Carpool location @ 9:30 am at the dirt parking lot at the northeast corner of Highways 92 and 35.
Trailhead location @ 10:00 am: 3.2 miles south of the Hwy. 92/Hwy.1 intersection. Look for the yellow steel gates. No fee. The meeting time here is 10 am.

Sat Nov 1 @ 11:00 AM Regular Teague Hill Hike
Leader: Craig Keith 408-227-0196 clkeith9@sbcglobal.net
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!

Sun Nov 2 @ 10:30 AM Golden Gate Bridge to Kirby Cove
Leader: Jay De Wolf 650-533-7906 jaydewolf@gmail.com
Join us for a 7.75 mile hike, from sea level to 739' elevation, starting at the Crissy Field Warming Hut and going across the Golden Gate Bridge to the Marin Headlands and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area to Kirby Cove.

Sun Nov 2 @ 11:00 AM Depot to Cardiac Hill
Leader: John Ferreira 650-692-4337 ferreirajohn@msn.com
Lounge at the Depot before ascending to Cardiac Hill via Muir Woods. We hike 10 miles with 2280 feet of elevation gain on this there and back exercise hike. Best of both worlds Mt Tamalpais State Park and Muir Woods. Meet at the Depot 100 feet east of Miller and Throckmorton Aves. Call/email for carpool in Millbrae.

Wed Nov 5 @ 6:15 PM Mid Week Walk in Palo Alto
Leaders:
Denise Vann 408-224-8263 msdleit@yahoo.com
Jeffrey Browning 650-248-5408 jeffroi8@sbcglobal.net
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.
Meet: 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

Thursday November 6—Sunday November 9, Hike Yosemite
Leaders
Jack Borok, zchok@aol.com
Barbara Muir, Barbara_muir@yahoo.com, 650-888-0576
Join your fellow hikers for a fantastic and comfortable weekend in this incredibly beautiful national park in our backyard. This event has oversold the last eight years and is always a lot of fun. We have reserved a five bedroom connected duplex with 7 queen beds and 4 ½ bathrooms near Yosemite National Park with an option to reserve a condo for the last people who reserve. There is an abundance of hiking trails here and we will select some challenging and some leisurely hikes during the day. We will hike and then have dinner in our duplex on all nights. Please bring something for our potluck dinner on Thursday night. We will have a group dinner at the spacious house on Friday and Saturday nights. Priority for staying at the house will be given to people who do the three night option as we need to fill the house first. The duplex can accommodate ~16 guests. The condo can accommodate up to six guests. Bring a sleeping bag as it's convenient when two people sleep in one of the queen beds or bring your own air mattress. We will sleep at the house/condo... meal preparation and eating will be at the house. You may also wish to bring a board game for evening entertainment. The house/condo has telephones but you should bring a prepaid phone card if you plan to use them. Cell phone reception is spotty in this area. Information on the condos and house (including a virtual tour) can be accessed at www.scenicwonders.com and click on "Chateau Royale West" and "Chateau Royale East" for a view of the duplex and "Loft Condo A202" for a view of the condos.
Cost for the housing rental, breakfasts and lunches and dinners will be $115 if you chose the two night option and $170 for the three night option. If you are coming with a friend, you have an option to reserve a small studio condo for $65 per person per night, which will cover lodging & food costs.
Refunds are available until Oct 31st.
No refunds after October 31st unless a replacement is found.
Any excess funds will be contributed to the December holiday party fund or Sierra Singles treasury.
Transportation to/from Yosemite is extra and should be agreed to by driver and passengers before the drive to Yosemite.
Bring your potluck item for Thursday evening, hiking boots, warm clothing, jacket or coat, rain attire, hiking poles (optional), sleeping bag, board games, videos, CD's for car ride to/from Yosemite, $ for carpool, etc.
Please send your checks and make them payable to "Jack Borok", 1237 Rembrandt Dr, Sunnyvale, CA 94087.
Include Standard Information Notes with your check as follows:
1. Name
2. Address
3. Home, Work and cell Phone numbers
4. Email address
5. Day and time of day you can leave (for carpool purposes)
6. Do you want to be a driver or rider or either
7. Level of hiking experience
8. Special Requirements (dietary or medical)
9. Are you taking prescription medication the leader should know about?
10. Major Gear you can provide: (Chains? bike rack?, etc).
If you have questions, if you'd like to be included, or just to express interest, please email either leader. You will receive an email confirmation when your check is received. Rain does not cancel.

Sun Nov 9 @ 1:00 PM Welcome Walk
Leader: Oscar Vera 408-295-0586 auctyah00vera@yahoo.com
Meet: in front of Michael's Café, 2960 North Shoreline Boulevard, Mountain View, CA 94043
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.
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". Parking is available in front of Michael's, the golf course or Lakeside Cafe.

Wed Nov 12 @ 6:15 PM Mid Week Walk in Palo Alto
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eader: Denise Vann 408-224-8263 msdleit@yahoo.com
Meet: Meeting location: Parking Lot off Ash between California and Sherman in Palo Alto
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.
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

Thu Nov 13 @ 6:15 PM Stanford Campus Art Walks
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eaders:
Bruce Lanyon 650-348-5873 brucelanyon@gmail.com
Meredith Leonard 408-379-1737 meredithrl@aol.com
Meet: In front of P.F. Chang's, 900 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
NOTICE: WINTER MEETING LOCATION
A little hike, a little art and a little dinner. Please join us for an art walk on Stanford Campus. We will meet at P.F. Changs, and do a little hike to the Cantor Art Center/Anderson Exhibit for a little art. Then return to P.F. Chang's for a little dinner. We should have about an hour or so to spend in the art museum until it closes at 8:00pm. To check out what's happening at the Art Museum go to: http://museum.stanford.edu/calendar/ anderson.stanford.edu/exhibitions-programs Rain will not cancel. We will carpool to the museum if it's raining.

Sat Nov 15 @ 9:30 am Wunderlich Hike
Leader: Sandra Winkler, 650/399-6963 day of event, slwinkler19@gmail.comS
Meet in the parking lot of the Woodside Elementary School NEXT TO THE TENNIS COURTS.
Join me for a hike in Woodside's beautiful Wunderlich Park. We will hike up the Bear Gulch trail and down the Alambique Trail.When we're done, we'll have hiked around 5 miles. We'll do this at a leisurely pace, but will have climbed around 1,000 feet when we're done, so this is not an easy hike but not a strenuous one either. There is limited parking at the trailhead on weekends, so try to carpool.
Info on the park can be found here
Bring water and an optional snack, and wear layered clothing and hiking boots.
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.
Event covers 5 miles, with 1,000 feet of elevation.

Sat Nov 15 @ 6:00 PM Shakeseare On Tour 'As you like it' and dinner too.
Leader: Oscar Vera 408-206-0763 auctyah00vera@yahoo.com
Meet: 625 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301, USA
Join us for a performance of Shakespeare's "As you like it". The performance lasts about an hour and is at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto. There is Q&A session with the cast after performance. For more details please visit their website listed in this posting. Afterwords we will head over to a local eatery for dinner and drinks. There is plenty of parking in the area but arrive early. If you require or would like carpooling please contact the leader.

Wed Nov 19 @ 6:15 PM Mid Week Walk in Palo Alto
Leader: Denise Vann 408-224-8263 msdleit@yahoo.com
Meet: Parking Lot off Ash between California and Sherman in Palo Alto 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.
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

Sun Nov 23 @ 11:00 AM Tomales Point Tule Elk

Leader: John Ferreira 650-692-4337 ferreirajohn@msn.com
Dramatic 10 mile hike along Tomales Point Trail. This hike goes thru free roaming Tule Elk to the northern most tip of Point Reyes. Also come catch a cormorant on Bird Island. Call/email for carpool in Millbrae.

Thurs, Nov. 27, 9:30 am, Thanksgiving Work-Up-An-Appetite Hike, Pulgas Ridge Open Space
Leader: Marilyn Stockdale Green, msgca50@aol.com, 650.218.9986
This hike will give you an opportunity to burn some calories before the big feast while enjoying some great views. Approximately 5 miles and 500 ft. of elevation gain. Dogs on leash are welcome.
Bring: water, sun protection and enough layers to stay warm if it is foggy or breezy.
Directions:
From Highway 280, exit Edgewood Road. Travel 0.75 miles northeast on Edgewood Road toward Redwood City. Turn left (north) on Crestview Drive, then immediately turn left on Edmonds Road. Follow Edmonds Road to the preserve entrance on the right.
Thu Nov 27 @ 1:00 PM

Thanksgiving walk and dinner in Santa Cruz – RSVP Required
Leader: Meredith Leonard 408-379-1737 meredithrl@aol.com
Meet:
1:00m Carpool: Meet at the old Park and Ride in Los Gatos (directions below)
1:30pm Meet in front of Gilda's 37 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USA
If you don't have plans for Thanksgiving, join an easy hike along Cliff Drive and dinner in Santa Cruz. We will meet in front of Gilda's Resturant and walk along Cliff Drive then return to Gilda's (http://www.gildas-restaurant.com) by 3:00pm for dinner on the Wharf. They serve a traditional Turkey dinner, but offer their full menu (average price: $15.00-20.00). How far we get depends on getting back to Gilda's by 3:00 for dinner.
Please RSVP (if staying for dinner) by Wednesday night, November 23.
Directions: Take Hwy 17 to the Los Gatos/Saratoga Blvd/Hwy 9 West exit. Cross University avenue and turn right into the free unlimited parking. This is across the street from Hobee's.

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