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Beach at Rio Del Mar

This will be our fourth New Year's Day at the beach! We walk 7 miles on the beach south of Rio Del Mar. Starts at 10, since it's New Year's Day and is out of town. Lunch near end of hike at Seascape Resort. We'll arrive at Seascape around 12:30 PM with a group of 20 - I expect that not everyone will join us for lunch. They offer buffet, that's what we're doing - cost will be around $20 plus tax and tip. No unpleasant waits for the waiters and no hassles with the check!

I was told that Seascape Resort is doing remodeling and it will not be possible for us to be seated with an ocean view.

Please update your RSVP to say if you're planning to join us for lunch.

Walk: Round trip is 7 miles with a stop at the 5 mile mark for brunch. We start at Rio Del Mar beach and walk south for 3.5 miles, reaching Manresa State Beach in the town of La Selva Beach. On the return, we stop at Seascape Resort, about two miles short of Rio Del Mar. If it's been raining we may have to ford some streams along the beach - fun!

Directions: Hwy 1 south to Rio Del Mar exit. Right turn and follow the winding road all the way to the beach - about 2 miles. Park in the oval at the beach front. We'll meet near the bathrooms. Should take about 45 minutes from Los Gatos.

CARPOOL: 9:15 A.M. at the Los Gatos Park and Ride. From Highway 17, exit on Saratoga/Los Gatos Road and go two blocks. The park and ride is just past University Avenue (but before Santa Cruz Ave.) on the right.

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  • jane b.

    What a wonderful way to start the new year! Thanks, Glenn, for hosting this tradition. And thanks, Dawn, for organizing the Ramblers...now we hope you are back hiking soon!

    January 2, 2014

  • Chau

    Beautiful weather, ocean and happy people/hikers to talk with !

    January 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great start to the new year .. thanks Glenn!

    January 2, 2014

  • Femy

    This has been a tradition for the Ramblers. This is a wonderful time to start the year with a refreshing hike and a sumptouos feast at the Seascape restaurant with friends. It is always enjoyable.

    January 2, 2014

  • Jeff A

    What a beautiful day and great way to start 2014. The brunch was fabulous and it was so good to see everyone and catch up. Thanks Glenn for organizing.

    January 2, 2014

  • becky

    Wonderful stretch of beach with beautiful views. Best way to start the new year. Thank you very much Glenn for organizing this yearly event.

    January 2, 2014

  • MARCIA

    the perfect way to start the new year! A wonderful day in every way! Thanks, Glenn, for organizing!

    January 2, 2014

  • Marianne

    The BEST way to start off the new year. Thanks, Glenn!

    January 1, 2014

  • MARCIA

    I'll miss you, Dawn! Hurry up and get that foot better! Happy New Year to you and Charlie!

    December 31, 2013

    • Dawn

      Miss you too Marcia. Hope to be back hiking soon. Happy new Year.

      January 1, 2014

  • Lori T

    Thanks Glenn for organizing this fun annual tradition. It was a beautiful day and a great way to ring in the new year!

    January 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Absolute gorgeous day to bring in the New Year sharing w/ fellow hikers, including a nice brunch.
    Thanks Glenn for a fun time.

    January 1, 2014

  • Frank

    Nice walk, good exercise, and the food was excellent and plentiful!!!

    January 1, 2014

  • Dawn

    Happy New Year! Hate to miss this lovely annual event but as I still can't hike, we're giving up our spots to others on the wait list. Enjoy the day and thanks Glenn for organizing.

    December 30, 2013

    • Jeff A

      That's a great idea Kitty. Yes, Dawn, why don't you join us for lunch?

      December 31, 2013

    • Dawn

      Thanks everyone. May see you for lunch and have a great hike.

      December 31, 2013

  • Femy

    Lunch for me as well. It should be fun. Anyone can join me for carpool from Los Gatos park & ride.

    December 19, 2013

    • Femy

      Sure, you're welcome to join us.

      December 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Femy .. I'll be at LG park and ride @ 9am as well... I can also drive if we need more.

      December 31, 2013

  • Laurie

    Yes I plan to have lunch at the Resort!

    December 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would like to join for lunch of there is room. Tks

    December 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Got an invite to Pajaro Dunes I can't decline. Happy new year everyone !

    December 31, 2013

  • Glenn N

    I added a few people from the waitlist to fill empty spots, and I picked people who have hiked with us more often. If you were skipped over, please do join any of the fabulous hikes coming up - we look forward to seeing you.

    December 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi sorry for late cancelation, we had a chance to spend the last 3 days in S.cruz and Carmel so we are hiked out. We did not book lunch. Have great day and happy new year , Judith.

    December 31, 2013

  • Laura G.

    Oh, I wish I'd known sooner. I really wanted to do this but made other plans for the day. Next time. Sounds like a perfect way to start off the New Year.

    December 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, I have been so late in responding. Crazy holidays. Been working. Please Glen I would love to join in lunch.

    I will be at the carpool location - if anyone still needs a ride let me know.

    December 30, 2013

  • jane b.

    I'll be coming to the carpool lot w/Becky. Maybe we can join w/Femy, Anne, and Frank.

    December 30, 2013

    • Frank

      Why not. (?)

      December 30, 2013

  • becky

    I'll be stopping at the carpool lot.

    December 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My plan has changed. See everybody next year.

    December 30, 2013

  • Marianne

    I will also do lunch. Thanks!

    December 28, 2013

  • Anne N

    Please count me in for lunch. Thank you Glenn.

    December 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Please include me for lunch. Thank you.

    December 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Enjoy hiking and spending time outdoor with others.

    December 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Please include me in the lunch count.

    December 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Please include 2 for lunch as well.

    December 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Count me in for lunch

    December 20, 2013

  • Frank

    I live in Belmont, (and I'm staying for lunch) so if anyone is wanting to carpool from the San Mateo County area, I'd be up for that. Contact me via this post or directly through my picture here.

    December 8, 2013

  • Glenn N

    Frank will want to know ... the elevation is zero if you don't attend brunch, 40 feet otherwise.

    December 3, 2013

    • Frank

      It'll be lunch for me then...

      December 8, 2013

  • jane b.

    Yes for lunch, please...and thanks for yesterday's delightful Travertine Springs hike!

    December 8, 2013

  • Dawn

    2 for lunch please Glenn.

    December 8, 2013

  • Jeff A

    I'd like to be included in lunch also. Thanks.

    December 7, 2013

  • Monica

    Out of town - heading to NYC!!! Have fun!

    December 6, 2013

  • Kitty

    Lunch for 3 please.

    December 5, 2013

  • jane b.

    I'd like to have lunch and carpool, but I am on the waiting list at present. This was a great way to start the new year last January. Hope a space opens up so I can join you all.

    December 3, 2013

  • Jeanne V.

    I won't be able to do lunch.

    December 3, 2013

  • Lori T

    Will be having lunch

    December 3, 2013

  • becky

    Please count me in for lunch...

    December 3, 2013

  • MARCIA

    please include me for lunch!

    December 3, 2013

  • Dawn

    Wow! I barely made it in without my hubby though! This will be my first easy hike after my injury assuming my doctor Oks it on the 18th Dec. I love this New Years Day tradition.

    December 3, 2013

  • Chau

    Will join lunch but not carpool. Thank you !

    December 3, 2013

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