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July 4th hike - Big Basin loop - McCrary Ridge and Chalk Mt. - 20 miles 5000 ft

  • Jul 4, 2014 · 9:00 AM
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Join us for our third annual July 4th holiday hike in the quiet of Big Basin State Park. The route will be the same as last year but with the loop in the reverse order (details below). There will be at least 3 long, tough climbs (5000 ft total elevation gain) and we will cover 20 miles at a brisk pace. The payoff is some splendid views and a lot more solitude than at the mall. Note that the only water available is near the very beginning of the hike so be sure to carry plenty for the day. Add yourself to the wait list if you're interested and I'll be in touch. Optional happy hour on the beach after the hike, or on the other side of HWY 1 if it's too cold on the beach.

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Skyline-to-the-Sea, McCrary Ridge Trail, Howard King Trail, Skyline-to-the-Sea, Henry Creek Trail, Whitehouse Canyon Road, Chalks Road, Chalks Mountain, Westridge Trail, Clark Connection, Skyline-to-the-Sea back to parking lot.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Anybody going from/passing through the San Mateo-Millbrae-San Bruno area interested in carpooling? I am open to driving or sharing a ride.

    July 3, 2014

  • Thai

    Anyone going from the South bay (Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Santa Clara, etc.)? I am looking for someone to carpool. Thanks.

    July 2, 2014

    • Jean

      Hi Thai, I would like to carpool; I am in San Jose. We can discuss detail in email if you are still interested. -Jean

      July 2, 2014

    • Thai

      Hi Jean. Yes, please email me. Thanks.

      July 2, 2014

  • Clive

    My knees are killing me!!! Hope to hike next time; I see MRI in my future.

    June 30, 2014

  • Ralph

    Traffic Alert!
    Northbound 280 will be closed at Hwy 101.

    June 30, 2014

  • Julia K.

    I am planning to join the July 4th hike and I am looking for people who live around Dublin/Pleasanton and who are willing to car-pool to get to the Waddel beach parking lot. I don't have a car but I would be glad to contribute to gas and driving costs. Looking forward to meeting you.

    June 30, 2014

  • Bobbie

    I did Sun Set to the See before over 20 miles enjoy

    June 30, 2014

  • Laura

    Hi David, I'm still want to go hike with you guys. On 7/4. I hike on Half Dome once a year. Went to Macchu Picchu last year. And going to hike on Kilimanjaro this Sept. Pls let me in. Thanks.

    June 29, 2014

    • David A

      Please reply to the email I sent you. If you didn't receive it, email me directly at [masked]. Thanks.

      June 30, 2014

  • Laura

    Love mountains.

    June 29, 2014

  • Giulia

    Dinner option?

    A couple of places nearby with more in Half Moon Bay - (no Duarte's tavern, please)

    June 27, 2014

    • David A

      I vote for the brewery. The menu and beers look intriguing, and it's not too far from the trailhead.

      1 · June 27, 2014

  • Maggie H.

    Hi, I am not able to attend on the 4th. Thanks for your email message. Best

    June 16, 2014

  • Nataliya

    Sorry, I will not be able to attend this hike. I am on-call that week/weekend, was hoping for a miracle to find someone to trade my on-call with, but don't think I'll be able to, want to give my spot to people on the waiting list. Hope you do it again soon.

    June 15, 2014

  • David A

    I sent an email to those of you on the waiting list for this hike. If you did not receive it please contact me at [masked], thanks.

    June 15, 2014

  • Christopher

    is anyone going from the North Bay in Marin County ?

    May 27, 2014

  • Jim I

    It's a ways off, but I'm looking forward to this.

    May 27, 2014

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