Poetry Hike: Monte Bello OSP, 6 mi

The Hike:
This is a moderate 6-mile loop in Monte Bello Open Space Preserve. A lovely route that goes through a small shaded canyon, then up a long uphill in open grassland to Black Mountain for a great 360-degree view and back again. Hike should take 2.5 - 3 hours.

This is a moderate hike. My pace will be about 2.2 mph.

Meeting Details:
Meet at 11:00 am *sharp* at Monte Bello parking lot.  We will start the hike shortly afterwards. I will not wait very long for latecomers!  Page Mill Road is a slow winding road, so allow enough time for that. 

Hike Limit:
Hike is limited to 15 people. Be considerate of others and RSVP only if you will definitely attend.

Weather Cancellation:
If the weather.com forecast for Portola Valley is 40% chance of rain, then I will cancel the hike.

What is a Poetry Hike?
If you like, bring a short poem or an excerpt of a longer one. Two or three times during the hike, we'll stop briefly and people can recite the poems they brought. This is completely optional, and the stops will be brief. You can bring poetry from the literature or your own. More poetry at lunch. This is something I did for years as a hike leader in Washington DC and it was a lot of fun.

Driving Directions:

Aim for this point:


Using caution when carpooling.

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  • Elizabeth

    so sorry for this last minute change in schedule. Have fun!

    March 3, 2013

  • Kay

    Sorry, I have to cancel. My back hurts.

    March 3, 2013

  • Laurie

    Sorry I have come done with the cold that everyone has been getting .

    March 2, 2013

  • Mindy

    Something comes up. Maybe next time.

    March 1, 2013

  • jane

    hi, I come from Milpitas. Can I carpool with some one? We can meet at somewhere on the way.

    February 26, 2013

    • Laurie

      Do you want to carpool?

      February 28, 2013

    • jane

      yes. i do. thanks for asking. WHich route you will take? I-280?

      February 28, 2013

  • Laurie

    Sounds fun

    February 27, 2013

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