Join Us for an Event!

Thu Jan 1 @ 9:00 AM Start-the-New-Year-Right Hike
Leader: Marilyn Stockdale Green 650-218-9986 msgca50@aol.com
Take your first hike of 2015 with us at Russian Ridge where we"ll have the opportunity for some great exercise and spectacular views from the ridge line. When the weather is clear you can see all the way to the ocean to the west, all of the East Bay hills and Mount Diablo to the east, and south to Mount Umunhum.
Bring water, enough clothing layers to be comfortable, sunscreen and maybe even a hot beverage because it can be windy and chilly. We will hike approximately 6 miles with 600 feet of elevation gain. Rain cancels.
Directions: The Russian Ridge parking area is located on the northwest corner of the Skyline Boulevard (Highway 35) and Page Mill / Alpine Road intersection (across Skyline Boulevard on the right).

There are two self-carpool (no leader there) locations:
8:30 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.
8:15 am, U.S. Bank parking lot, 14411 Big Basin Way, Saratoga From 280, take Saratoga-Sunnyvale Rd. toward Saratoga, then right on Hwy. 9 (Big Basin Way), then a quick right into the parking lot behind the bank.

Sat Jan 3 @ 11:00 AM Regular Teague Hill Hike
Leder: Craig Keith 408-227-0196 clkeith9@sbcglobal.net
Meet: 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!

Wed, Jan 7 @ 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

Sat Jan 10 @ 8:30 AM Alum Rock Park Trail Project
Leader: Marilyn Green 650-218-9986 msgca50@aol.com
If doing more volunteer work is on your list of New Year's resolutions, consider joining the Trail Center at Alum Rock Park for a brushing and tread maintenance project on approximately 1/2 mile of the South Rim Trail from the top of the South Rim switchbacks to the Sycamore Switchback Trail junction.
To participate in this project, go to www.trailcenter.org or contact Marilyn Stockdale Green, msgca50@aol.com, 650.218.9986 for project details and directions on where to meet.
The workday begins at 8:30 am and will end at about 2:30 pm with a tailgate party in the company of a great group of other volunteers. 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.

Sun Jan 11 @ 10:30 AM Golden Gate Bridge to Marin Headlands Hike Adventure
L
eader: Jay De Wolf 650-343-8061 jaydewolf@gmail.com
Meet: Crissy Field Warming Hut
The bridge will be closed to car traffic, so let's walk when it will be pedestrian friendly. -Do you know the Bay's most-accessible yet secluded beaches? -Or the beach where the Golden Gate Bridge looks close enough to touch? -No beach in the world has a view like this. From its sandy shore just west of the north side of the Golden Gate Bridge. -Does looking east to a stunning panorama of the city peak your interest? 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.
This is NOT a beginner hike as the steep mile long path down to Kirby Cove passing through eucalyptus, pine and cypress groves, which gives an almost Eden-like setting.
We will lunch at Kirby Cove so bring a book, blanket to relax or just spend time to explore Battery Kirby. Depending on the weather and timing we might include a side trip to Fort Point.
Dress to the weather and in layers; bring sun protection, lunch and plenty of water and a smile to share.
If you have any questions please contact the leader prior to the day of the hike.


Sun Jan 11 @ 1:00 PM Welcome Walk
Leaders:
Meredith Leonard 408-379-1737 meredithrl@aol.com
Bruce Lanyon 650-348-5873 brucelanyon@gmail.com
Meet: 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.

Mon Jan 12 @ 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM ExCom Meeting

Contact: Meredith Leonard 408-379-1737 meredithrl@aol.com
Meet: PCC Building, 2931 East Bayshore Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303, USA
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.

Wed, Jan 14 @ 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

Mon Jan 19 @ 10:30 AM Sheep Camp to Temple MLK Holiday Hike

Leader: Marilyn Green 650-218-9986 msgca50@aol.com
Meet: Edgewood Park & Ride lot at the NE corner of the Edgewood Rd and the 280 intersection
If the name of this hike is confusing then you probably haven't been on this pleasant and scenic out-and-back 7.25 mile hike in Belmont & San Carlos. Expect approximately 900' of elevation gain over the course of this fairly mild mostly exposed route. Bring water, sturdy footwear, sun protection, layers for possible cool breezes and lunch to enjoy at Pulgas Water Temple.
Rain cancels.

Wed, Jan 21 @ 6:15 PM Mid Week Walk in Palo Alto

Leader: Ms Sandra Winkler 650-299-9365 slwinkler19@gmail.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

Wed, Jan 28 @ 6:15 PM Mid Week Walk in Palo Alto

Leader: Ms Sandra Winkler 650-299-9365 slwinkler19@gmail.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

Thu Jan 29 @ 6:15 PM Stanford Walk

Leaders:
Bruce Lanyon 650-348-5873 brucelanyon@gmail.com
Meredith Leonard 408-379-1737 meredithrl@aol.com
Meet: PF Changs
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
Meet: 6:15 pm in front of PF Chang's (note new location for winter) at the Stanford Shopping Center Hike will be about two miles of flat. Rain will not cancel. We will carpool to the museum if it's raining.


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