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Hiking at Windy Hill Open Space Preserve

Hiking at Windy Hill Open Space Preserve in Portola Valley.

Date: Saturday, May 17.

Forecast: 71 degrees, partly cloudy. 16 MPH wind.

Carpool: 10:15 a.m. at Peet's Coffee in Saratoga, 12148 Saratoga-Sunnyvale Road, Saratoga.

Trailhead: 11:00 a.m. at the intersection of Alpine Road and Willowbrook Drive in Portola Valley.

Directions: From Interstate 280 in San Mateo County, exit Alpine Road (exit 22). Drive west about 4 miles, and park at the intersection of Alpine Road and Willowbrook Drive.

Distance: About 7 miles.

Elevation gain: About 1,400 feet.

Duration: About 3.5 hours.

Difficulty: Moderate.

Shade: Over 50%.

Scenery: Panoramic view of the Bay Area, the Pacific Ocean and Skyline Blvd.

Bring: Water, lunch, sun block, hat and wind proof jacket... There is a reason they call it Windy Hill.

Late? Lost? Call:[masked]-0722.



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  • Larry L.

    If you are not carpooling with us, be sure to meet us at the corner of Alpine Road and Willowbrook... We are NOT meeting in the main parking lot on Portola Road...

    May 16, 2014

    • Latte

      We arrived earlier so started walking on the trail.

      May 17, 2014

    • Larry L.

      Ah, too bad... Would have been nicer to have waited and hiked together with the group.

      May 17, 2014

  • Ejigayehu

    Will meet at Peets to carpool

    May 17, 2014

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