Wed July 2 @ 6:a15 pm Mid-Week Hike Pulgas Ridge
This week we will have the mid-week conditioning hike at Pulgas Open Space Preserve. These hikes are about 5 miles with up to 500 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.
Meet: Pulgas Ridge OSP parking lot Edmonds Rd off Crestview Dr. in San Carlos. 
at 6:15pm.We will be hitting the trail at 6:30 pm sharp.
Option to go eat at Sancho’s Taqueria following the hike.
Leader: Denise Vann, msdleit@yahoo.com, (408) 218-3911

Fri July 4 @ 7:30 pm, Fireworks Walk, Mountain View
Join Loma Prieta Sierra Singles to watch the Shoreline fireworks from close up!
We'll meet at Whisman Park in Mountain View where there is parking available, then walk to Shoreline before the crowds gather, claim a good viewing spot, and hang around socializing and sharing food and beverages while we wait for darkness and the beginning of the fireworks. The walk will be about 3 miles each way, almost completely flat, at a moderate pace.
Bring: goodies and beverages to share, maybe a tarp or blanket to sit on, a flashlight for returning after dark, and extra layers in case it gets cold.
If you want to bring a lawn chair, just remember -- you'll have to carry it out there and back!!!!
We should return to our cars at about 11:00 pm.
Meet: Whisman Park on Easy Street in Mountain View.
Directions: From 101 take the Ellis St. exit and go south to East Middlefield. Turn right on Middlefield, go about 0.7 mile, and turn right onto Easy. Whisman Park is on the left.
Leader: Marilyn Stockdale Green, msgca50@aol.com, (650) 218-9986

Sat July 5 @ 11:00 am Teague Hill hike
Continue the new year right with some great aerobic exercise to benefit your body and the beauty of nature to feed your soul (or ameliorate any nature deficit disorder you may be experiencing). Teague Hill is a unique MIDPEN open space preserve with the trails having been made by equestrians – lots of people in Woodside have horses. As a result, 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 (or falling trees as I have experienced here occasionally), trails turned into to creeks and regular creeks being tough to cross and slippery slopes if it’s rained recently - look at this as possibly quite 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 – cool for going up the hills, warm for lunch and going down the hills. In addition, footwear with good deep tread will help on the steep and possibly slippery sections. Have raingear or an umbrella available in case – although right now the forecast looks promising for little if any rain.
Also, if you use hiking poles, this would be the place to use them (I have a pair I'm willing to loan out).
Meet in the parking lot of the Woodside Elementary School NEXT TO THE TENNIS COURTS.
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).
Apparently there is no public transportation into Woodside, so I would like to offer a ride to anyone who can't or doesn't want to drive. I will be leaving from the vicinity of De Anza College at 10:20 AM or we could possibly negotiate another meeting point.
Also, if anyone would like to meet me at my home in south San Jose at 7:00 AM to do the De Anza Flea Market for a couple of hours before the hike, I'd be happy to have you ride with me, or you could meet me at De Anza College at 7:30 AM. Please call or email me to arrange any of these. There is usually some great hiking gear as well as other great stuff available at the flea market. There now seems to be one restroom open at the Woodside School, but definitely none in Teague Hill (except for the whole park). I now have a cell phone in case your need to contact me the day of the hike - 408-833-0955, but would appreciate you calling my home phone otherwise. Once again, this will be co-listed with SOC, GOC, and possibly other groups. Hike goes rain or shine! Leader: Craig Keith, 408/227-0196, clkeith9@sbcglobal.net.

Wed July 9 @ 6:15 pm Mid-Week Hike Coal Mine Ridge, Portola Valley
This week we will have the mid-week conditioning hike at Coal Mine Ridge. These hikes are about 5 miles with up to 700 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. Please meet at the far end of the Alpine Inn parking lot at 6:15pm to carpool to the trailhead.
Heavy rain cancels. Event covers 5-6 miles, with 700 feet of elevation.
Meeting Location: We will meet at the far end of the parking lot near the soccer field (west end).
Directions to the Alpine Inn: Try Google Maps and input -- Alpine Inn, Alpine Road, Portola Valley, CA
Or: exit Hwy 280 at Alpine Rd. and go South (toward the hills) 1.9 miles. Turn left on Arastradero Rd. (the first left after Westridge) and make an immediate right turn into the parking lot.  
Leader: Denise Vann, msdleit@yahoo.com, (408) 218-3911

Thu July 10 @ 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 artwalk 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 at8:00pm 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 at7:30 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 walking.
Rain will not cancel, but will give us an excuse to drive to the museum.
Leaders: Bruce Lanyon(415) 297-0438 and Meredith Leonard (408) 621-5544

Sun, July 13 @ 1:00 pm, Welcome Walk, Shoreline Park
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. 
Meet: In front of Michael's Café 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".
Parking is available in front of Michael's, the golf course or Lakeside Cafe.
Leaders: Meredith Leonard (408) 621-5544 and Bruce Lanyon (415) 297-0438

Sun July 13 @ 1:30 pm John Brooks Open Space Hike, Belmont
If you've missed previous opportunities to experience these little known trails in Belmont, want to do it again or would like to explore a new venue, join me for this energetic hike with spectacular views and maybe some wildlife. Dogs on leash are welcome.
Bring: water, layers, snacks, sunscreen.
Event covers about 7 miles with approximately 1000 feet of elevation.
Meet: Lake Road cul de sac @ Hallmark Drive, Belmont.
Directions: 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 
Leader: Marilyn Stockdale Green, (650) 218-9986, msgca50@aol.com

Mon July 14 @ 7:30 pm LPSS ExCom Meeting
Attend this meeting to present your ideas to the LPSS Executive Committee or for a glimpse behind the scenes by observing what makes this activity section work. Members-at-large who want to make comments should arrive early to submit their names to the ExCom chair. Public comments are the first item on each month's agenda. Meet: Peninsula Conservation Center, 3921 E. Bayshore Rd, Palo Alto.
Leader: LPSS ExCom, meredithrl@aol.com

Wed July 16 @ 6 pm Mid-Week Hike Russian Ridge OSP
This week we will have the mid-week conditioning hike at Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve. 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, (408) 218-3911

Fri July 18 @ 6pm Redwood Shores Farmer’s Market and Bay Trail Walk
The walk will begin promptly at 6 pm and will take us along sloughs, parks, and San Francisco Bay with great views of the East Bay and lots of birds and boats. We will be walking approximately 5 miles from our meeting point at the Redwood Shores Library. And if the mileage is more than you want to do you can easily sign out and backtrack. The leader will be waiting near the trailhead wearing something bright blue.  Arrive early if you want to shop at the small Farmer's Market in the library parking lot.
Dogs on leash are welcome. Bring water and layers. It could definitely be windy!
Rain cancels. 
Meet: Redwood Shores Library, 399 Marine Parkway, Redwood Shores
Leader: Marilyn Stockdale Green, (650) 218-9986, msgca50@aol.com

Sun July 20 – Sun July 27 Emigrant Wilderness Backpack: Journey to the Far Side
I haven’t done this route in almost a decade and it beckons once again. My other Emigrant Wilderness trips to the west are more centered on the multiple swimming opportunities. This one just makes you feel like you are ‘out there.’ Yes, there will be swimming opportunities almost daily. But the striking evolving scenery is the star of this show. Takes a couple of days, but by then you won’t feel like a car is just over the hill. Nor much of any other humanity for that matter. Even touches on the NE corner of Yosemite NP. It’s glaciated granite and light forest cover for most of the 9000’ altitude of this route. 35 miles in 5 hiking days, to include 2 as-you-wish layover days. Elevation gains are mild after the first day. Sunday [20th] is a car camp meet day at Baker Campground on Hwy108. Dinner that night will be at Kennedy Meadows Resort. Trail route on M > Su will be from Kennedy Meadows to Leavitt Meadows on the far side of Sonora Pass. Car shuttle will be performed on late afternoon of the 20th.

$90 fee includes all generous recipe trail breakfasts, dinners, and happy hours. Also includes breakfast at Baker Campground, and a refreshing tailgate reception at end Leavitt Meadows trailhead.

Questions? Tripbtom@aol.com or 650.593.5123

To sign up, send check [$90] to leader; Tom Morse, 1188 Walnut St. , San Carlos, CA 94070

Along with personal info;
1. Name
2. Home address [not a PO box]
3. Phone #
4. E-mail contact info
5. Time of departure day you can leave
6. Driver or rider? if driver, how many passengers with gear can you transport?
7. True level of experience (25 words or less)
8. Special requirements - i.e. medical or dietary?
9. Are you taking any prescription medicines?
10. Major gear you need? - pack, 2-person tent, sleeping pad, etc.

Sun July 20 @ 6:00 pm Potluck Dinner and Nighttime Neighborhood Walk
Please meet at my house at 6 p.m. for a potluck dinner.  Each person who comes will be expected to bring something to share with the entire group.  Please avoid chips and dip; main course items and vegetable dishes are always more than welcome.  If you can’t cook, drinks are always needed, and yummy dessert items (ice cream or pastries?) would also be appreciated.  If it is nice outside, we can eat on the deck in the backyard, with views of the Bay Area.
After dinner, we will take a walk through the lovely Emerald Hill neighborhood.  With views of the lights of the Bay Area, the moon, and the stars, this should be a peaceful hike while getting some exercising, while enjoying good company at the same time.  Hills are steep and dark in places, so bring a flashlight and wear layered clothing and comfortable shoes.  The walk should be around 3 miles or so, on paved streets. 
Friendly dogs are welcome on the neighborhood walk, but must remain outside during dinner, as my dog Holly does not like sharing her house with others of her kind. Bring pooper scooper bag and water for your dog. 
Leader:  Sandra Winkler, Tel 1-650-299-9365
Email me for directions to my house, at slwinkler19@gmail.com

Wed July 23 @ 6 pm Mid-Week Hike Monte Bello OSP
This week we will have the mid-week conditioning hike at Monte Bello Open Space Preserve. 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, (408) 218-3911

Thu July 24 @ 6:00 pm Portola Valley Summer Concert and Farmer’s Market
Join us for a picnic dinner and a concert. Tonight’s concert will be Legacy Big Band (a 20 piece "big band" orchestra).
Come early (as your leader will) to check out the Farmers Market. Redwood Hill Goat Dairy and Blooming Goat Soaps will there along with several other very local vendors. Featured food trucks will be HOT Roli Roti chicken and ribs, Sinbad Catering ready to eat salads, smoked fish, oysters, pickles, hummus, vegan cheeses and olives.
Next months concert will be Aug 21st: Terry Hiatt and Running with Scissors (Country/blues)
Bring: snacks or picnic dinner (or buy something from the food trucks), finger food to share, a blanket or lawn chair, layers--we may get fog. Wine and beer are allowed. 
Meet:  Portola Valley Town Center 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley, CA 94028. Look for a red umbrella by the low wall on the library side of the lawn. Please feel free to text me if you can't find us. 
Directions:  from 280 take the Alpine Road and take Alpine Road West to Portola Road-clock it for 3 miles. Turn right on Portola Road, the Town Center will be on your left about 2.5 miles down. Look for the left turn lane at the bottom if the hill to enter the parking lot. If it's full, there is parking on the street or at Christ Church next store to the Town Center.
Leader: Barbara Muir, barbara_muir@yahoo.com 650.888.0576

Sun July 27th @ 9:00 am Purisima Creek Redwoods OSP Hike
Join me in Half Moon Bay for a hike in the picturesque Purisima Creek Redwoods OSP. 
This seven mile hike with 1200 feet elevation gain will start on the Half Moon Bay side, rather than skyline, so the uphill will be in the first part of the hike when we are fresh, and the downhill on the second half of the hike.  We also get to enjoy the beauty of the creek at the bottom twice – both at the beginning and the ending of the hike – as the creek follows the trail at this lower portion of the route. 
We will be taking the Purisuma Creek Trail to the Craig Britton Trail, and down the Harkins Ridge Trail.
Wear hiking boots and bring plenty of water and a snack or light lunch. 
Optional stop on the way back at the beach to admire the ocean waves.
Meet at the Edgewood Park park n’ ride at 9:00 am.  If you would prefer to meet us at Purisima Creek Redwoods instead, figure we will arrive by about 9: 45 / 10:00 or so, depending on traffic.
Leader: Sandra Winkler, Cell 650-399-6963, Slwinkler19@gmail.com

Wed July 30 @ 6:15 pm Mid-Week Hike Pulgas Ridge
This week we will have the mid-week conditioning hike at Pulgas Open Space Preserve. These hikes are about 5 miles with up to 500 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. Please meet in the Pulgas Ridge parking lot at 6:15pm. (We will leave for the hike at 6:30pm)  
Heavy rain cancels.
Meet at Pulgas Ridge Parking lot on Edmonds Rd off Crestview Dr. in San Carlos.
Option to go eat at Sancho’s Taqueria following the hike.    
Leader: Denise Vann, msdleit@yahoo.com, (408) 218-3911

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