Beach at Rio Del Mar

There were 8 votes on the poll (beach or Wilder Ranch): 8 for beach, 0 for Wilder. So here it is: Rio Del Mar beach walk (7 to 8 miles). Starts at 10, since it's New Year's Day and is out of town. Lunch near end of hike at Seascape Resort. I've told them we'll arrive at 1 PM with a group of 20 - I expect that not everyone will join us for lunch. This year they offer buffet and that's what we're doing - cost will be $20 plus tax and tip. No unpleasant waits for the waiters and no hassles with the check!

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

Hike: we start at Rio Del Mar beach and walk south for 3.5 to 4 miles, reaching Manresa State Beach in the town of La Selva Beach. On the return, we stop at Seascape Resort, about one mile 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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  • Mary H.

    Becky, Kitty, and Glenn - Thank you for the photos of the beach and brunch. As always, they are beautiful.

    January 7, 2013

  • Mary H.

    Thanks for helping to start out 2013 in a fun and healthy way, Glenn. I loved the beach hike and the brunch. Have a very happy and healthy New Year!

    January 2, 2013

  • MARCIA

    A fantastic day! The weather, the waves, and the company were the best! And the buffet idea worked out perfectly-thanks, so much, Glenn, for putting this together for all of us!

    January 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What a gorgeous day and quite a workout! Good conversation, delicious food... a lovely day with y'all!

    1 · January 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Glorious day at the beach. Wonderful hike. Great group. Thanks so much for organizing this, Glenn. So glad I was able to attend.

    January 1, 2013

  • Laurie

    Gorgeous

    January 1, 2013

  • Dawn

    Thank-you Glenn for fantastic hike at the beach and the delicious lunch afterwards. A perfect way to start off the New Year.

    January 1, 2013

  • becky

    Beautiful beach, gorgeous day, with dramatic waves, and clear blue sky

    January 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Beautiful day at the beach.

    January 1, 2013

  • Anne N

    Sorry, I missed this special event as I looked forward for a happy day with everyone. I was not able to find a member at the carpool location as she indicated via email. After fifteen minutes pass 9 AM, I could only go home. Have a wonderful time everyone. Anne

    January 1, 2013

  • Femy

    Please add my name to the lunch list. Is anyone carpooling from Los Gatos?

    December 31, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Femy: Shelly and I are carpooling from Los Altos and can pick you up in Los Gatos if you like. Email me at [masked] and we can set a location to get you. Barbara

      December 31, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Please clarify the procedure for moving from the waitlist. On Friday I was on the attending list, and made carpool arrangements, but today my name is on the waitlist. Need to let my carpool companion know if she has to find another carpooler for tomorrow. Thanks!

    December 31, 2012

  • Glenn N

    Good morning everyone on the last day of 2012. Changes to the list are done. I'm not going to be adding any more people to the hike. I'm sorry that a few of you didn't make it off the wait list, but there will be plenty of memorable hikes in the coming year. Thanks to Dawn's policy of keeping the group membership small (currently 186), you WILL be able to make it onto many hikes - and get to know this wonderful group of hikers. Happy New Year!

    December 31, 2012

  • Sherri W

    Honestly so sorry! Really hope to be hiking again in 2013

    December 29, 2012

  • Dawn

    Reminder. Please update your RSVP within the next 24 hours if you cannot attend. Last minute drop-outs would not be appreciated as we still valued members on the waiting list. Hope to see you there!

    December 29, 2012

  • Yvonne Z.

    Jane, it will great to see you.
    Yvonne

    December 29, 2012

  • jane b.

    Yes, I would like to go for brunch...thanks for organizing...Jane Bishop

    December 28, 2012

  • Yvonne Z.

    John and I would like to come for the walk as well as go to the brunch afterwards, if the spot is still open. Let us know. Yvonne

    December 28, 2012

    • Dawn

      Looking forward to seeing you and John on New Year's Day.

      December 28, 2012

    • jane b.

      It has been a few years...'twill be good to see you again, Yvonne and John...the Ramblers are still a terrific group!Jane Bishop

      December 28, 2012

  • Yvonne Z.

    Great. Lunch too, if possible.

    December 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Again, looking to carpool down to Aptos. Willing to meet up in Los Gatos or Campbell - near 17. Any takers?

    December 26, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Shelly: I will be going on the hike and staying for brunch if you'd like to carpool. Barbara

      December 28, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Excellent! Where do you live? Could you email me at [masked] to finalize details.

      December 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Glenn: Please include me for the brunch at Seascape.

    December 28, 2012

  • Dawn

    Please update your RSVP in a timely fashion if you cannot attend so those on the waiting list can come. If you've signed up for a +1 and the +1 isn't coming, please don't forget to change it back to 1 or email me and I'll do it for you. Thx for your cooperation and look forward to seeing you all there!

    December 26, 2012

  • Mark

    Since I live across the freeway from La Selva, I may see you all out there... hoping for good weather!

    December 25, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is anyone driving down from the Peninsula. If so, could we carpool? I could meet at the Page Mill Park 'n Ride by 280.

    December 24, 2012

  • MARCIA

    Glenn-I voted for the beach and Seascape, but please post Wilder Ranch this coming year. That's a great hike!

    December 11, 2012

  • Femy

    I always like going to the beach.

    December 10, 2012

  • Kitty

    Beach, of course.

    December 10, 2012

  • Barb H.

    I will go with the whatever the group decides...and I will do lunch after the hike.

    December 10, 2012

  • Dawn

    I also vote for the beach and have officially placed my vote. Thanks for posting this wonderful New Year's event again Glenn.

    December 9, 2012

  • becky

    My vote is Beach as the hike along the beach is beautiful and having lunch at the restaurant on the bluff is still impressive.

    December 1, 2012

  • Dawn

    We'll actually be celebrating our eighth year as a hiking group as we were actually founded in January, 2005, long before we started using meet-up to schedule our hikes.

    November 27, 2012

  • Chau

    The group will be celebrating its third year of great hikes and friendship ! See founding date.

    November 27, 2012

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  • Glenn N
    SBR Centennial Club Member 100+ Hikes with Group, Assistant Organizer
    Event Host
  • Dawn
    Founding Member + Centennial Club 100+ Hikes with Group, Co-Organizer
  • Femy
    SBR Centennial Club Member 100+ Hikes with Group
  • Kitty +1
    SBR Centennial Club Member 100+ Hikes with Group
  • Lori T +1
    SBR Centennial Club Member 100+ Hikes with Group, Organizer
  • becky
    SBR Centennial Club 100+ Hikes with Group
  • Mary H. +1
  • MARCIA
    Founding Member + Centennial Club 100+ Hikes with Group, Assistant Organizer
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  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member
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