Looking forward to our hike tomorrow. Just walked the trails late this afternoon and they're in good condition. There was a lot of wind today, causing a tree to fall across Firelane 7, which I rolled off to the side. The rest of our route remains unobstructed as of late this afternoon.
Finding Springville could be a bit challenging, as a tree branch blocks the street sign. From the Skyline Diner at Skyline and Cornell, proceed north on Skyline for 3.8 miles and turn right on the unpaved road where Skyline curves to the left. Drive about .2 miles on Springville and park in the parking lot on your left. The trailhead is straight ahead. I'll meet you at the metal gate. Make sure you make note of the mileage on your odometer to measure off the 3.8 miles.
One more thing: If you'd like to stop for an ice cream cone, sandwich, beverage, etc., bring cash. The Skyline Diner does not accept credit cards, but does have an ATM machine that dispenses money for a fee.
0 · May 13
You can organize your own hike by accessing the Discussions section, then scrolling to Plan & Invite. From here you can list details such as place, date, time and contact information. You don't need to be a hike leader to use this forum for planning and organizing an event. Many members (including hike leaders) use this tool to organize hikes that are "off the grid." It's a great way to increase your opportunities to participate in hikes with fellow members.
0 · May 8
It seems pretty clear that there's a real desire and need out there for slower hikes with minimal elevation gain! I am the 38th person to sign up on the waiting list! I think there are quite a few of us who are just getting into hiking for the first time or are getting back into it after a long hiatus. I vote for more hikes likes this! Thanks for "listening"! :-)
3 · May 7
Please keep in mind that the hike leaders are all volunteers, and that quite often we have to choose between going to work and leading a hike, especially on weekdays (for the record, I'd much rather hike!). That being said, if you wanted to organize a separate group the "plan and invite" section of the message boards (look under the Discussions tab) is a great way to do so. If you do decide to go this route (pardon the pun), please remember to stagger it at least a half an hour from Richard's event as we the hike leaders do limit the RSVPs on our events for a reason (several reasons, actually).
1 · May 3