New Meetup: Toro Park/Ollason Peak

From: Dave W
Sent on: Monday, November 22, 2010 7:24 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Monterey Bay Area Hiking Group!

What: Toro Park/Ollason Peak

When: Thursday, December 9,[masked]:00 AM

Where: Toro Park
Hwy 68 and Portola Road
Salinas, CA 93908

Come hike the trails of Toro Park for a great workout/conditioning hike! This will be a strenuous hike to Ollason Peak, with great views of Monterey Bay/Salinas Valley/ and the Ventana Wilderness. This hike is not recommended for anyone new to hiking nor conditioned for long, steep hills.

Distance: 8 miles
Elevation Change: 1,600 feet
Difficulty: Strenuous
Hiking Time: around 4 hours
Will make a lunch stop somewhere along our trek.

Dogs are welcome in the Park and rain will cancel event.

Directions:
Toro Park is on the south side of State Hwy 68 (Monterey-Salinas Hwy) Exit Rte 68 at the Portola Drive exit and following the signs for Toro Park.
From Monterey: 13 miles east of downtown Monterey to Hwy68/Portola
From Salinas: 6 miles west of downtown Salinas to Hwy 68/Portola .
From Santa Cruz, SB 1 to Reservation Road through Marina to Hwy 68, then west on Hwy 68 for one mile to Portola.

Where do we meet? As you come through park entrance, just past the entrance kiosk, turn left into a parking area near a restroom. I will be there in a green Toyota Tacoma pickup. There is a nominal fee to enter the park by vehicle or you may elect to park in a large dirt area just outside and to the left of the entrance gate and walk into the park.

Questions? My cell is[masked]

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http://www.meetup.com/The-Monterey-Bay-Area-Hiking-Group/calendar/15533208/

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