Announcing a new Meetup for Walking thru the Valley of Heart's Delight & Hiking Around!
What: Loch Lomond Hike and "The Smithereens" at Santa Cruz Boardwalk
When: July 3, 2009 1:30 PM
Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.)
Sleep late and still get in a nice hike! Check out this park that's only open part of the year.
This link also includes very specific driving directions.
We'll be doing this trail which starts from near the store.
4.9 mile loop initially sticks to the shores of the reservoir, then climbs to a ridge with great views before descending back to the trailhead. This 4.9 mile loop hike is moderate, with about 800 feet in elevation change. Trailhead elevation is about 600 feet. The park's highest (trail) elevation is about 1140 feet. PLEASE NOTE: Although this hike is short, there are several very steep stretches. We'll take the steep stretches at whatever pace those of us with large posteriors need in order to get up, but please plan either for a hike described in this manner, or for a briefer walk along the edge of the lake if you wish to divert from the planned route. And while we hike, we can sing that high road/low road song.....
Carpool departs from Sunnyvale (my house) at 12:30; other possible stops available along Hwy 17. I'd also be game for leaving earlier to try out some back roads and explore a bit on the way.
The park store sells snacks and drinks.
After the hike, some of us will continue on down to Santa Cruz for "The Smithereens" 6:30 concert at the Boardwalk, and we'll have supper or a picnic there.
Learn more here:http://www.meetup.com/Walking-thru-the-Valley-of-Heart-s-Delight-Hiking-Around/calendar/10690738/