What we're about

This is the Meetup Group for the Singleaires activity section of the Loma Prieta Chapter of the Sierra Club.

We have hikes every Sunday followed by social events hosted at members' homes. Our hikes are open to the public. Social events are for members of Sierra Singleaires, or for guests of members who go on that day's hike and who are acceptable to the host as a guest. (As social events are held in private homes all attendance is at the discretion of the host.)

We list only our hikes and a few featured events on this Meetup site for the public to attend. We also have other activities for paid up members of the Sierra Singleaires.

The primary listing of all of our hikes and events is the Sierra Singleaires Schedule. It is mailed every three months to all paid up Sierra Singleaires Activities Group members as well as being e-mailed to them. If you are not a member of the Sierra Singleaires you are missing out on members-only social events, campouts, backpacking, mule packs in the Sierra Nevada, parties, group e-mail, and other special events.

Becoming a Member of Sierra Singleaires

Members are Sierra Club members who generally are over 50 and single, but membership is open to all who are interested in furthering conservation activities as well as participating in weekend hikes, cycling, backpacking, car camping trips, snow activities and other events. Guests are always welcome on our scheduled hikes. If you are not already a member of the Sierra Club, you can take advantage of this special membership offer. (https://sierra.secure.force.com/donate/rc_connect__campaign_designform?id=701310000008mUK&df_id=21180&21180.donation=form1&siteID=g1AyU1KIEpI-9x2lPXebLLoUFOt1Zp34Dw#!form=00P3100000SKGM1EAP)

Singleaires Membership Information/Application Form (http://www.sierraclub.org/loma-prieta/singleaires/membership)

Upcoming events (5+)

3C Hike, Tennessee Valley/Muir Beach Loop

Tennessee Valley Trailhead

➤ 10 mi, 2100 ft gain. Loop hike over the hills to Muir Beach, along the Coastal Trail to Tennessee Cove. Some strenuous uphill. Great views of the rugged Marin coast. Meet at Tennessee Valley Staging Area. Directions: From Golden Gate Bridge go N on US-101 to Mill Valley/Stinson Beach exit (CA-1). Go N on CA-1 about 1/3 mile then turn L on Tennessee Valley Rd and follow to Staging Area at the end of the road. Heavy rain cancels. Wear good boots and poles highly recommended. Carpools: Los Gatos 7:45, Palo Alto 8:00 Leader: Mary Facchetti, Monica Lodge GPS: Tennessee Valley Trailhead, Mill Valley,[masked],[masked] ➤ Car Pool Information ( http://www.meetup.com/Singleaires/pages/CARPOOLS/ ) ➤ Singleaires Hiking Information ( https://tinyurl.com/Singleaires-about )

1A and Mini Hikes, Wunderlich

Wunderlich County Park

➤ 5 mi or 2 mi, 3 hours. A slow/leisurely paced hike on beautiful trails through redwood groves and evergreen forests. The 1A hike is 4.9 miles 750 ft gain, and the Mini hike is 1.7 miles 250 ft gain. Begin at Alambique Trail with a gradual uphill and go .7 miles to the Loop Trail. Mini hikers will take the Loop Trail 1 mile back to the parking lot. 1A hikers will continue to Alambique Flat and return via Salamander Flat. Any rain cancels. Directions: From I-280 exit Woodside Road (CA-84). Go west on Woodside Road, approx. 3 miles to park entrance on right. Restroom and water at trailhead. Leader: Ginny Laibl Carpool: Palo Alto 12:30, Woodside Pioneer Hotel 12:40. Carpools are advised. GPS: 4040 Woodside Rd, Woodside[masked],[masked] ➤ Car Pool Information ( http://www.meetup.com/Singleaires/pages/CARPOOLS/ ) ➤ Singleaires Hiking Information ( https://tinyurl.com/Singleaires-about )

3C hike in Portola Redwoods State Park

Portola Redwoods State Park

Join us for a moderately-paced hike through Coast Redwoods: 12 miles, 2500 ft elevation gain. Leader: James Eggers, Loma Prieta Chapter Director The Tribute My first hike with Singleaires was in December, 2015 (only weeks after I'd arrived in CA), and now three years later I'm leading my first Singleaires hike, with thanks to Monica for regularly “encouraging” me to do. BTW, in this park in September, 2018, I lead my first Sierra Club hike with Loma Prieta Day Hikers (https://www.sierraclub.org/loma-prieta/day-hiking-section): 20 miles; 4,000 ft elevation gain (photo above). The Leaders Sierra Club Outings Leaders (1) must have wilderness first aid certification, (2) must have outdoor leadership training, (3) must have been mentored by an experienced outings leader, and (4) are Sierra Club insured. No one else on Meetup can match that! Join us! Getting There We strongly encourage participants to carpool; we are the Sierra Club so let's limit our carbon output as much as possible, especially in parks (http://www.meetup.com/Singleaires/pages/CARPOOLS/). "No Host" CARPOOL: 8:15 at the Page Mill Park and Ride, at the SW corner of the intersection of Page Mill Rd and Hwy 280. My GPS notes the address as 27998 Arastradero Rd, Los Altos Hills, 94022. "No-host" means that the leaders will not be at the carpool location and rides must be organized by participants at the carpool location. There is a $10 per car day use fee which you pay at park headquarters. Directions to the Park (from Park's website): from Highway 35, turn west onto Alpine Road, go 3 miles, and turn onto Portola State Park Road. The road dead ends in the park. Google Maps shows the address as 9000 Portola State Park Rd, La Honda, CA 94020. GPS coordinates are[masked],[masked] The Hike Meet at Park Headquarters (Madrone Parking, GPS:[masked], [masked]) at 9:15 with boots on for sign-in and introductions so that we can start the hike at 9:30. We'll walk along the Portola State Park Rd, then the Old Tree Trail, then follow the Slate Creek trail to Bear Creek Trail to Peters Creek Loop. After lunch we'll return along the Bear Creek Trail and Slate Creek Trail, to the Summit Trail, along Pescadero Creek, to the Tip Toe Falls Trail, to the Iverson Trail, then Sequoia Nature Trail, crossing Pescadero Creek three times before we arrive again to Park Headquarters. Bring lunch, liquids, sun protection and a smile. Note that the hike is mostly in a forested area with poison oak so long pants (and even long sleeves) are recommended. Read about the conservation history of this park (https://www.sierraclub.org/sites/www.sierraclub.org/files/sce-authors/u3013/Portola-Redwoods-Final.pdf). You can see more conservation histories on Where We Hike (https://www.sierraclub.org/loma-prieta/calendar). The Paperwork Every participant will be required to sign the standard Sierra Club liability waiver (https://content.sierraclub.org/outings/sites/content.sierraclub.org.outings/files/forms/local-outings-sign-in_waiver.pdf). Who We Are The Loma Prieta Chapter of the Sierra Club is the most influential grassroots environmental organization protecting the awesome places where we hike. Read about our work in conservation, education, political action and outings (https://www.sierraclub.org/loma-prieta/annual-review). IMPORTANT: Our chapter receives less than 20% of our budget from your membership dues to Sierra Club National, so local donations are critical to enable the important work we do. Please support your Loma Prieta Chapter's work (https://sierra.secure.force.com/donate/rc_connect__campaign_designform?id=70131000001Yj4xAAC&formcampaignid=701310000008oRdAAI&data=d4081c5f6171342d07df1c9c237d07edbf8fb990118378fe85f2114b529f338ec47679ea23108cf6d55d09eb96725cc3&_ga=2.68193233.1541443418.1542653826-1959581417.1539740359). ➤ Singleaires Hiking Information ( https://tinyurl.com/Singleaires-about )

2A Hike, Russian Ridge OSP/Skyline Ridge OSP

Russian Ridge Parking Lot

➤ 7 mi, 800 ft gain, 5 hours. A moderately paced hike with breathtaking vistas of the ocean, the Bay and Mt. Diablo in this 2-park hike. We will meet in the Russian Ridge Parking lot off Skyline Blvd. We will then walk through the tunnel to Skyline OSP and hike about 2 miles in this park. We will then return to Russian Ridge OSP via the beautiful Ipiwa trail and do a 4.9 mile loop in Russian Ridge. Bring lunch and water. This is a very open hike (very little shade) so sun protection is important. Heavy rain cancels. Directions: From I-280 in Palo Alto exit Page Mill Rd west to Skyline Blvd (CA-35). Cross Skyline, where Page Mill becomes Alpine Rd. Then the parking lot for Russian Ridge OSP is immediately on the right. Carpools: Palo Alto 10:00, Los Gatos 9:45. Leader: Bev Politzer GPS: Russian Ridge Parking Lot,[masked], [masked] ➤ Car Pool Information ( http://www.meetup.com/Singleaires/pages/CARPOOLS/ ) ➤ Singleaires Hiking Information ( https://tinyurl.com/Singleaires-about )

Past events (862)

2B Hike, Castle Rock State Park

Castle Rock State Park

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