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.
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.