Hike to Windy Hill via Razorback Ridge Sat 3C
Distance is about 12 miles, elevation gain about 2000 ft, estimated time 5 hours.
Starting at the parking area on Alpine Rd. near Willowbrook Dr. in Portola Valley, we'll hike at a brisk rate along the Eagle Trail/Alpine Road to the foot of the Razorback Ridge trail, then up to Skyline Blvd, back down to the Lost trail and across to Windy Hill, back from Windy Hill to the Hamm's Gulch trail and back down to Alpine, with lunch either at Windy Hill or at the rocky outlook area a little bit down from the top of Hamm's Gulch. The hike is mostly shady, but about 2 miles of it is in open terrain.
Meeting time and place: 9:30 am at Alpine Rd and Willowbrook Dr. in Portola Valley
Directions: 280 to the Alpine Rd. exit, then southwest along Alpine. Willowbrook Dr. is about a mile past the intersection with Portola Rd. The parking area is on the right, just before Willowbrook. The parking area is small, so it's advisable to carpool. There is additional parking along Willowbrook Dr.
Bring at least 2 liters water, sunhat, sunscreen, lunch, snacks to share
Hosted carpool at Lucky Supermarket at 2175 Grant Rd, Los Altos, leaving 9:00 am sharp
No host carpool at Page Mill & 280, leaving no later than 9:10 am
Hosted carpool at Edgewood & I280 Park and Drive, leaving no later than 9:00 am
Leader cell available on day of the hike only.
Leaders: Michael Lusk,