The people listed below have indicated that they plan to participate in some or all of the following events, weather permitting. Rain is predicted for several days before this event, so even if the weather is decent on Saturday the trails are likely to be muddy. If it is raining, see the Alternative Plan below. To join this sentimental journey, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
10:15am Gather at
the Arastradero Preserve parking lot, which is on the right side of Arastradero
Road about ½ mile from Page Mill Road. Meet at the
Begin a 3 mile hike in the Arastradero Preserve. Bring water if you are likely to need it. Bring a dog on leash if you like. Bring a mountain bike if you like, though that would be somewhat antisocial unless you organize a group of renegades. In view of the sizable number of participants it will be difficult to keep the group together during the hike unless we consistently walk at a moderate pace. (See the map at the end for the route.) We may saturate the parking there, in which case we can set up a car shuttle from the Park & Ride lot on Page Mill Road near the freeway.
Hike along the route shown. After awhile you will pass a small lake, visible through the trees on your left. Continue straight up the hill and at the top you will come to where the Meadowlark trail crosses – go left there. As you go up the Meadowlark trail, far to the right you will be able to see the horse stables that have replaced the DC Power Lab. After about 40 minutes from the start of the hike, turn back, but when you reach the main trail (De Anza) continue on Meadowlark instead of going back the way you came.
I will try to scamper ahead at this point to bring bubbly to
the toasting site. In less than 20 minutes you will reach a crosswalk on
the entrance road to 1600 Arastradero. Just past the place where it meets the
old circumferential road, turn right on the dirt road going uphill toward
Going back, where the entrance road meets Arastradero, turn left onto the Redtail Loop trail, which will take you to the parking area.
For those who wish, migrate to the nearby Alpine Inn (a.k.a. Zotts) at the corner of Arastradero and Alpine Roads to consume greasy hamburgers and beer.
Migrate to the Stanford Oval or someplace else for a game of volleyball using Greg Nelson’s set up. The Big Game starts at so we should be able to avoid the traffic jam both going and coming.
If it looks like rain we will instead meet for lunch somewhere around . I will try to figure this out by Wednesday,
Nov. 18 and announce the change if needed. In some ways it would be fun to go
to Zotts but on rainy days the inside tables there quickly fill up with noisy
people, so that would not be a good choice. One possibility would be
Participants as of
Queenette Baur & Teri Tyrrell
Paul & Ann Martin
Roger & Carole Parkison
Chuck & Linda Rieger + little ones
Dave & Janet Smith