Notes: The annual summer picnic -- Sunday, July 20

From: Bob Van C.
Sent on: Saturday, July 12, 2014 3:28 PM

Just some pointers for those who are attending:

Park Information

  1. Do not use Alum Rock Road to approach the park, which is the route recommended by most GPS based tools.  The Alum Rock entrance is closed to vehicles.  The main entrance is at the end of Penitencia Creek Road.
  2. We have a nice, covered area with lots of trees.  Yesterday it was very comfortable up there when Mary and I took a tour.  There is a play ground for children, the visitor centor and restrooms right near our tables.
  3. Parking for the day is $6.00.  The entrance booth should be open.  If not, the ATM ticket machines will require exact change or a credit card.
  4. The drought is having an impact.  There is still some water in the creek, but they have had to close the park one day and forbid fires on four other days already this year.  They have a local weather station and it calls the shots.  I will check with them on Saturday and send out a warning if either condition has been activated.

Some pictures of our target location are posted here.

I hope to see a lot of your there.


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