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Wed Oct 1 @ 6:15 PM Mid Week Walk 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. 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
Leader: Denise Vann 408-224-8263 msdleit@yahoo.com

Sun Oct 4 @ 11:00 AM Regular Teague Hill Hike
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 – 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.
Meet in the parking lot of the 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).
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. There now seems to be one restroom open at the Woodside School, but definitely none in Teague Hill, 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 (h) 408-833-0955 (day of the hike) clkeith9@sbcglobal.net.

Wed Oct 8 @ 6:15 PM Mid Week Walk 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. 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
Leader: Denise Vann 408-224-8263 msdleit@yahoo.com

Sunday, Oct 12 @ 1:00 PM 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 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".
Leaders: Meredith Leonard (408) 621-5544 and Bruce Lanyon (415) 297-0438

Wed Oct 15 @ 6:15 PM Mid Week Walk 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. 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
Leader: Denise Vann 408-224-8263 msdleit@yahoo.com

Sun Oct 19 Three Hike Options -- short, intermediate and long -- and an Ice Cream Social, Huddart Park
Join us for a hike followed by an ice cream social or simply show up to socialize and indulge in some ice cream. This year this annual event will also include prizes for those who completed the LPSS Passionate Participant Challenge as well as recognition for some other LPSS super stars. Exercise, ice cream and prizes -- it's a winning combination so don't miss out on the fun!!!

The meeting place for all three hikes, which begin at varying times and are described in the following paragraphs, is the Oak Picnic Area in Huddart Park. The Ice Cream Social takes place there, too, beginning at about 2:30 pm or when the last hikers arrive. Carpool locations will be announced on the Fun List the week before the event.

Sun Oct 19 Long Hike at Huddart Park 10:15/10:30 pm
This 9 mile hike with approximately 1300 feet of elevation gain is sure to burn some of the ice cream calories you will consume later.
Meet at the Oak picnic area at 10:15 am for a 10:30 am departure.
Bring: Sturdy shoes, sun protection and layered clothing are recommended. Bring plenty of water and lunch.
Rain will cancel.
Leaders:
John Stanton, jstanton50@gmail.com
Marilyn Stockdale Green, msgca50@aol.com.

Sun Oct 19 Intermediate Hike at Huddart Park 11:15/11:30 pm
Join us for a 6-7 mile hike with1000 feet of elevation gain on mainly shaded trails.
Meet at 11:15 am at the Oak Picnic Area for an 11:30 am departure.
Bring: Sturdy shoes, sun protection and layered clothing are recommended, plenty of water and lunch.
Rain will cancel.
Leaders:
Jay DeWolf, jaydewolf@aol.com
Oscar Vera, auctyah00vera@yahoo.com

Sun Oct 19 Short Hike at Huddart Park 12:15/1:00 pm
This will be our shortest hike of the day. We will hike about 4 miles through Huddart Park. There will be about 700 feet of elevation gain. The trails are mainly shaded. The pace will accommodate all members of the group.
Meet at 12:15 pm at the Oak Picnic Area for a 1:00 pm departure.
Bring: Sturdy shoes, sun protection and layered clothing are recommended, plenty of water.
Rain will cancel.
Leaders:
Meredith Leonard meredithrl@aol.com, (408) 621-5544
Bruce Lanyon brucelanyon@gmail.com, (415) 297-0438

Wed Oct 22 @ 6:15 PM Mid Week Walk 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. 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
Leader: Ms Sandra Winkler 650-299-9365 slwinkler19@gmail.com

Thu Oct 23 @ 6:15 PM Stanford Campus Art Walk to the Newly Opened Anderson Collection
A little hike, a little art and a little dinner. Please join us Thursday, for an art walk on Stanford Campus. We will meet at the Stanford Shopping Center, and do a little hike to the newly opened Anderson Collection (https://anderson.stanford.edu)which is next to the Cantor Art Center. Let's enjoy a little art, a little sculpture and, lastly, (if it's good weather) have a little picnic dinner in the Rodin Sculpture Garden. After dinner, we will return to our cars at 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 Cantor 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

Wed Oct 29 @ 6:15 PM Mid Week Walk 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. 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
Denise Vann 408-224-8263 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. 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
Leader: Denise Vann 408-224-8263 msdleit@yahoo.com

Fri Oct 31 @ 6:00 PM Halloween Walk
Waverley Street in Palo Alto on this spookiest of nights, Halloween, is the place to be. Come walk with me through the neighborhoods and be enchanted with all the decorations and costumes. It is rumored that Steve Jobs liked to celebrate Halloween in a big way, and the neighborhood joined in. The courtyard of the house on the corner of Waverley and Santa Rita Avenue, The Job's house, is well worth the line you must wait through to get in to see the living ghouls and pumpkin displays in this interior courtyard. Join the fun and action by wearing a costume. You will have plenty of company with other adults in costume. This walk will be starting from the parking lot near California and Ash in Palo Alto. This is a "stroll" to see the decorations and costumes, not an exercise hike. Friendly dogs are welcome; bring bags for clean up.
Directions: From 280, take the Page Mill exit east. Turn left on El Camino Real. Turn right on California, go one block to Ash. Turn right on Ash. The parking lot is in middle of block on your left. Look for us under a light on the Ash side of the parking lot.
Meet: Parking Lot off Ash between California and Sherman in Palo Alto, behind Starbucks.
Leader: Sandra Winkler, Home Telephone 650-299-9365; Cell 650-399-6963 for evening of event.
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