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Walk West Cliff

Sweet and short - let's walk this Wednesday!!!

"Walk and talk" could be our motto while moving swiftly along the cliffs on Santa Cruz's West Side. 

We meet at the Surfer Monument (= the bronze surfer statue; NOT at the light house) for our round trip to Natural Bridges and back. The total distance is about 4 to 4.5 miles, and it usually takes us about 1.5 hours. Please note that we walk at a rather brisk pace. Seriously, we do. No dawdling, no strolling. We're fast (or trying to). :-)

If the pace is too fast for you or you don't want to walk the entire distance - no problem. Take a break on a bench, and we pick you up on our way back. Bring a friend, start out with us and walk at your own pace - we pick you up on the way back, too. Or... accept the challenge and bring yourself up to speed. :-)

Cannot be there on time? Delayed by a princess who needs to be saved? Abducted by aliens? Questions? Please call or text me at 408.355.8870. Afraid to call because you don't know how to pronounce my name...? :-) No problem; it sounds like "Mycah". 

Parking: Usually, Pelton Ave is an option, but the smaller side streets off West Cliff Drive closer to downtown are also good (e.g. Santa Cruz St, Monterey St, ...).



The Walk West Cliff-RSVP-Policy: Easy as pie...

If you want to come, please RSVP. It makes it so much easier to know for how many people we're waiting... 

If you RSVP'ed and see that you cannot make it, please un-RSVP if possible so that we don't wait for you in vain.

If you RSVP'ed and don't show up (and don't get in touch afterwards)... Well, your loss.:-) Sometimes, this just happens. To ALL of us. But if it happens too often, you might end up being blocked.

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  • Diana E.

    Great time! Thanks Meike for making this happen

    April 10, 2014

  • Jen

    Such a great time, thanks!

    April 10, 2014

  • Jeff

    Nice evening, beautiful sunset - a most enjoyable walk. Thanks, Meike!

    April 10, 2014

  • Marije M.

    So glad to have this weekly walk with all these wonderful people. And quite a big group this time!

    April 10, 2014

  • Clara L.

    great as usual!

    April 10, 2014

  • Dennis T.

    I had never gone further than the lighthouse. The additional distance was wildly beautiful, with dolphins in the distance. The company was the best! I really enjoyed gabbing with Pearl. Thank you for this wonderful meetup. I'm sure I'll be seeing you all again soon.

    April 9, 2014

  • Marina

    great hike - good group.

    1 · April 9, 2014

  • Meike H.

    As usual, it was a pleasure to walk with you all, and see the wonders of Santa Cruz - dolphins, surfers, otters, and two half-naked guys. :-)

    1 · April 9, 2014

  • Meike H.

    Holy moly - 15 people already... I hope I can herd you all the way to Natural Bridges and back. :-)

    April 8, 2014

    • Jeff

      Good luck with that - how are you at herding cats?

      April 9, 2014

    • Meike H.

      Excellent Jeff. Probably some German shepherd or border collie genes in my blood. :-) Although the cats are pretty bullheaded, I have to admit that... not easy to herd, but I'm up to the challenge. :-)

      April 9, 2014

  • Catherine C.

    That's way cool - no worries, we know the way! XXXX OOOO

    April 8, 2014

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