|Sent on:||Thursday, July 28, 2011 12:00 PM|
Announcing a new Meetup for South Bay Ramblers Hiking Group!
What: PG&E Road at Rancho San Antonio
When: Saturday, July 30,[masked]:30 AM
Where: Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
22500 Cristo Rey Dr, Los Altos, CA 94024
Los Altos, CA 94024
Yes - you read that time correctly, 6:30 a.m.
I see there is no hike scheduled for this Saturday, so I'm posting this hike for anyone who needs to get their hiking fix on Saturday and is willing to start early in the morning.
This will be an out and back hike - up and then back down the PG&E Road at Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve. It's a little over 8 miles roundtrip with about 2100 feet total elevation gain. When we reach the turnaround point at the top we won't really be stopping to eat as there aren't any good places to sit; we'll just take about a 5 minute break standing around in the shade, and then head back down.
I would categorize this hike as moderately strenuous. It's not overly long, but there is a lot of up involved, and the trail is fairly steep in a few places.
When I do this hike by myself it takes about 3 hours. Plan on 3 to 4 hours depending on how fast the group moves (if, indeed, anyone is willing to get up that early!).
Rancho is wildly popular and starting this early avoids parking problems and gets the hike done in the cool of the day.