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South Bay Ramblers Annual Picnic - Sanborn County Park Saratoga

  • Aug 16, 2014 · 9:30 AM
  • Sanborn Park

Join us for our 4th annual picnic to be held at Sanborn County Park in Saratoga.    We'll make a short approx 4.2 mile hike and have a picnic lunch afterwards in the beautiful Sanborn County Park.

About Sanborn Park: Sanborn County Park is a lushly wooded park with over 3449 acres of mixed evergreen forests that is nestled in the Santa Cruz Mountains and located between the town of Saratoga and Skyline Boulevard. Sanborn Park has over fifteen mles of trails with many options from easy nature walks to challenging hilly hikes all the way to Castle Rock and Skyline Blvd. One of the parks main features is the San Andreas Fault which cuts along Lyndon Canyon, Lake Ranch and Sanborn Road. Expect to see a variety of mixed terrain including Oak, Madrone, Douglas Fir and beautiful tall Redwood Trees.

Hike Details:  We will be taking the Peterson Trail to the Sanborn Trail which we'll will take part way to Skyline.  We'll return on the same route and connect to the San Andreas Trail to the Todd Creek Trail which will take us back to the park for the picnic.  http://www.sccgov.org/sites/parks/parkfinder/Documents/SanbornGuideMapFinal.pdf.  

Food Details:  It will be a potluck.  We will be providing bbq items including a variety of grass fed sausages, drinks for everyone as well as all the picnic essentials including the paper plates, knives and forks, napkins, water, sparkling water, soft drinks and ice.   This is provided compliments of your membership dues.

It would be fun if everyone could bring a small dish to share.  Please post in the comments section what you would like to bring.  Items we need are salads (all kinds), desserts and appetizers.  Extra meat dishes also welcome.

Carpool Info: Meet at 8:50 a.m at 4th Street in Saratoga. The lot is located on located behind Plumed Horse Restaurant. On Highway 9 going through the village of Saratoga, turn right on 4th Street. Parking is first parking lot of the left hand side.

Driving Directions to Trailhead: Take 85 exit to Saratoga Avenue . Go through the village of Saratoga and up Highway 9. Take a left onto Sanborn Road. Drive for approximately one mile and you will come to the park entrance which is located on the right hand side. There is a $6.00 park entrance fee.

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  • Dawn

    Thanks to everyone who attended our 4th annual picnic and for all your contributions on the delicious food. Special thx to Marcia for the fun game and to Monica for her generous contribution of the SBR bags. Also thank-you all for persevering during the strenuous climb up the Sanborn trail. I think we all built up a healthy appetite!

    1 · August 17, 2014

    • Davina

      Didn't realize the bags came direct from Monica - many thanks Monica!

      1 · August 18, 2014

    • Dawn

      Thanks for your help with cooking the sausages Davina.

      August 21, 2014

  • Barb H.

    Great Job Marcia, Monica, Dawn, and Charlie! As always with this group, it was a wonderful day.

    1 · August 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    We had a lovely time, the hike was awesome and the people even better. Thanks for the warm welcome we can't wait to meet up again soon. Best, Michael and Mary

    1 · August 18, 2014

  • Jeanne S.

    It was a wonderful day! My first Rambler picnic. Thank you Dawn, Charlie, Monica, and Marcia for all the planning and work! I love my new lunch bag!

    1 · August 18, 2014

  • Das (Narendra D.

    Great day, picnic and a great hike. Thanks to all organizers and the participants !

    1 · August 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks very much for a great hike, you made me feel very welcome.

    2 · August 17, 2014

  • Katherine J. E.

    Hey, it looks like I left my black sweat jacket at the picnic site. Did someone pick it up for me during the cleanup? Thank you everyone for the lovely day, good food and excelent company

    August 17, 2014

    • Dawn

      Yes, I found it. You're welcome to come and pick it up. Also found a black water bottle. Email he regarding pickup.

      August 17, 2014

    • Katherine J. E.

      Great will email you later in the week to coordinate the pickup. Thanks. I was so sure it was too hot and the jacket was in the car.

      August 17, 2014

  • Glenn N

    The annual picnic is always a wonderful time. Our deepest appreciation to Dawn and Charlie for this event and to Dawn for this wonderful group.

    August 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks to you all. Good hike - good people - good food - love this group!

    August 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really enjoyed the hike and the conversations-brought my wife Melanie (1) along and she also thought this was great. Thank you for the fun picnic

    1 · August 17, 2014

  • becky

    Enjoyed the Sanborn park hike--good workout! Thank you Dawn, Charlie, Monica, Marcia for organizing the picnic, and to members who brought delicious food to share and help make this such a fun event.

    August 17, 2014

  • Anne N

    Thanks Dawn, Monica, Marcia, and Charlie for making a wonderful day with great hike, BBQ, and great foods and drinks. It's my first picnic with Ramblers, and I enjoyed it fully.

    August 17, 2014

  • Lori T

    Thanks Dawn, Marcia and Monica for organizing a wonderful picnic! And special thanks to Charlie for being the chef. Looking forward to another great year hiking with the ramblers.

    1 · August 16, 2014

    • Davina

      Well said Lori, and seconded by me :)

      August 17, 2014

  • Monica

    Loved the Sanborn location! Thanks, Dawn and Charlie for all of your hard work! Thanks, Marcia for the wonderful game! Thanks everyone for making it fun!

    1 · August 17, 2014

  • Trudy

    I'm bringing a dessert. Look forward to meeting everyone!

    August 16, 2014

  • Kitty

    Is alcohol allow in the park?

    July 23, 2014

    • Kitty

      I can, and probably easier for me. But I only have one container which wasn't enough last time. Anyone have another container that I can borrow?

      July 24, 2014

    • Sadie

      I am bringing a bean/guacamole dip.

      August 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Tom will bring pasta salad

    August 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    will bring veggies

    August 15, 2014

  • Dawn

    Look for the SBR banner and 2 red and 2 blue checked table cloths. We won't know exact location until we get there but some of us will be arriving early to reserve a spot. Hike will leave from the picnic area promptly at 9:30am so allow plenty of to park and find us. I suggest arriving by 9:15 am as we are a prompt bunch and need time to organize a large group for the hike. Look forward to seeing you all there.

    1 · August 15, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Will do, thanks

      August 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi. This will be my first hike with you, just wondering where I'll find you at the park (can't carpool as my family is coming for a nature hike)? I'll bring fruit for the picnic. Thanks.

    August 15, 2014

  • Judy H

    Sorry to cancel so close to the event, but I unexpectedly need to help my daughter move. Enjoy!

    August 15, 2014

    • Dawn

      You'll be missed.

      August 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm brand new to the group and this will be my first event. Should I be attending the picnic?

    August 15, 2014

    • Dawn

      Yes everyone in the group is welcome to the picnic.

      August 15, 2014

    • Glenn N

      You have to promise this won't be the ONLY event you ever come to.

      August 15, 2014

  • Jeanne S.

    My refrigerator just died and I have no stove to cook with for the summer! I may have to pick up the veggies first thing in the AM, which means they'll be in a tray, will the ice chest hold something that big?

    August 15, 2014

    • Dawn

      Not sure what We can get in Jeanne as we're bringing sausages and drinks. Veggies won't spoil though.

      August 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm bringing an appetizer.

    August 15, 2014

  • Frank

    Leaving from Belmont if anyone is up this way and wants to carpool, (?) and I'll be bringing a Kale dish, or Baklava.

    August 15, 2014

  • jane b.

    I'll bring an appetizer and see you at the park. Which area?

    August 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll bring fruits

    August 13, 2014

  • jane b.

    There can be lane closure delays on Highway 9...hope you can time it right for the one-way controls.

    August 13, 2014

  • Jojo V.

    Interested to ride with a carpool. Will bring Quinoa Salad.

    August 13, 2014

    • Jojo V.

      So sorry for being a ping pong ball but a friend needs help to move house.

      August 13, 2014

  • Lori T

    I will miss the hike, but will be there for the picnic and will bring an appetizer.

    August 11, 2014

  • julia

    Glenn and I will bring an orzo salad.

    August 11, 2014

  • Chau

    Sorry to miss this one, I am house-sitting for one "kid" in New York. No complaints !

    August 10, 2014

  • margaret

    Sorry too miss the picnic. I have to work

    August 10, 2014

  • Jeanne S.

    I'll bring raw veggies...will there be any ice chests to keep things cold while we hike?

    August 8, 2014

    • Dawn

      Yes, we have a big ice chest Jeanne.

      August 8, 2014

  • Frank

    If I can't think of anything beside dessert a few days beforehand, (I'll be out-of-town till then) I'll bring Baklava.

    August 6, 2014

  • Jojo V.

    Can't make it, I will be working. Have fun you all!

    August 3, 2014

  • Anne N

    I will bring dessert

    July 31, 2014

  • Das (Narendra D.

    I will bring a fruit juice.

    July 31, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    bring an appetizer

    July 31, 2014

  • Jojo V.

    Bringing Quinoa Salad

    July 27, 2014

  • Ronen

    We'll bring a salad

    July 24, 2014

  • Steve

    I'll bring a dessert.

    July 24, 2014

    • Jeff

      Will it be cupcakes?

      1 · July 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will bring a dessert.

    June 7, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry, I will not be able to bring dessert after all as I will be in Yosemite.

      July 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just realized we will just be getting back from a week in Yosemite so will not be able to attend the picnic.

    July 24, 2014

  • Judy H

    I'll bring a pesto salad.

    July 23, 2014

  • becky

    Will bring black beans and corn salad.

    July 4, 2014

  • Glenn N

    Are there any limits on number of people on the trails?

    June 2, 2014

    • Dawn

      It's a county park so I don't believe there is any limit on the number of people we can take on the trails.

      June 2, 2014

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  • Dawn
    Founding Member + Centennial Club 100+ Hikes, Co-Organizer
    Event Host
  • Monica
    Founding Member + Centennial Club 100+ Hikes, Assistant Organizer
    Event Host
  • MARCIA
    Founding Member + Centennial Club 100+ Hikes, Assistant Organizer
    Event Host
  • Glenn N
    Centennial Club 100+ Hikes, Assistant Organizer
  • becky
    Centennial Club 100+ Hikes
  • Femy
    Centennial Club 100+ Hikes
  • Trudy +1
  • Ronen +1
  • Margaret
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  • Lori T
    Centennial Club 100+ Hikes, Organizer
  • jane b. +1
    Centennial Club 100+ Hikes
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