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French Trail - six hilly miles

Seems like this weekend it could be hot, so once again, French Trail it is.

Hike rating: Challenging - very hilly

Hiking pace: Relaxed

We will wait 5 minutes after the posted start for latecomers.

Efforts will be made to keep the group together. For folks who wish to hike ahead/slower, please grab a map .

Route will be East ridge, right on Phillips loop, connects back and continue right on east ridge, right on prince, left on stream to rest rooms, back track on stream, left on chown, right on French trail, stay on French trail as it zig zags it way up to west ridge, right on west ridge back to the parking lot.


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  • Ellen B.

    So sorry! Have to cancel. Someone else can take my spot.

    July 20, 2013

  • elaine

    Hi Ellen hike should be just a bit over three hours. Clockwise group will have more climbing than counterclockwise group...

    July 20, 2013

  • Ellen B.

    Elaine, about what time do you think we'll wrap up and get back to our cars?

    July 19, 2013

  • elaine

    Sounds good, I will open it up then thanks jack

    July 19, 2013

  • Lisa B.

    Jack says he'll lead a counterclockwise group

    July 19, 2013

  • elaine

    anyone want to "lead" a first half of the group? if so, i will open the hike to more folks...

    July 19, 2013

    • Jenny B.

      Sorry, Sunol took all my energy. I need to sleep in. Congrats on your job situation. ;)

      July 19, 2013

  • elaine

    Stephanie and Jenny, I am sorry, I inadvertently signed you up when copying the previous hike.l.

    July 17, 2013

  • jack b.

    signed in as Jack in error

    July 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will be camping at the Crystal badin meet up

    July 17, 2013

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