Loma Prieta GLS is an official activity section of the Loma Prieta chapter of the Sierra Club . We offer the gay, lesbian, bisexual, asexual, and transgender community and their allies a variety of outdoor activities mostly located on the Peninsula or in the South bay. We encourage participation in the Sierra Club's mission to explore, enjoy and protect the wild places of the earth. This meetup group will serve to publicize some of our outdoor activities but not all of them. To find out about all our activities visit our web site at https://www.sierraclub.org/loma-prieta/gls . Since we are part of the Sierra Club, you will be asked to sign a liability form at the start of our hikes. If you want to read it in advance its online at https://www.sierraclub.org/sites/www.sierraclub.org/files/sce/loma-prieta-chapter/GLS/GLS_SignIn_0.pdf
Almaden Quicksilver County Park, Hacienda Entrance, Almaden Quicksilver County Park, San Jose, California 95120
Rating 2A2 (6 miles, 800 feet)
This park features native oaks, grasslands, stunning views of the surrounding mountains and some interesting ruins and historical elements from its’ time as a mining area. Hike is moderately strenuous 6-mile hike that will begin at the Hacienda Trailhead entrance to the park. From there we’ll trek up the Hacienda trail, then take the Capehorn Pass Trail, Randol Trail, Day Tunnel Trail, Great Eastern Trail and April Trail Loop to visit the Powder House. We’ll then continue on Mine Hill Trail to English Camp where we’ll stop for lunch and some rest. After lunch we’ll return to the trail head via Deep Gulch Trail. These trails have some shade, but will be mostly exposed and sunny so be sure to wear a hat and sunscreen. Bring a lunch, plenty of water and sturdy boots.
To carpool meet at the Tamien Park and Ride at 9:00 am. Otherwise, meet us at the Hacienda Trailhead entrance to the park at 9:45 am. Please email the leader if you’re going to meet us at the Hacienda entrance. Rain cancels.
Sunday April 14, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Henry Coe State Park Frog Lake Loop
Rating: 2B2 (8 miles, 1200 feet)
Henry Coe State Park is located just east of Morgan Hill and covers more than 87,000 acres. Its the largest state park in northern California. We’ll hike a beautiful 8 mile loop starting from the headquarters on the Flat Frog, Frog Lake, Middle Ridge, and Fish trails. We’ll hike through a wonderful grove of manzanita trees on Middle Ridge trail and get some very nice views of the hills from the ridge too. Bring water, warm layers, a lunch, sun protection, and cash for the park entry fee. Meet at 9:00 a.m. at the Cottle Road park-n-ride lot for car pooling. Heavy rain cancels the hike.
Leader: Cathy Roberts, [masked]