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Chestnut Hike - 5-mile docent-led hike

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Time to work off those many potlucks and enjoy a beautiful hike in the mountains! Join me on this Sunday for a fun docent led hike for a short 5-mile jaunt through the hills and a stop at a chestnut orchard.

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CHESTNUT HIKE

This is your chance to enjoy fresh chestnuts inthe Santa Cruz Mountains on a 5-mile hike with docents Mary Bernstein, Kandis Scott, and Sarah Schoen. You’ll travel along the Fir Knoll, Christmas Tree, and Chestnut Trails on the way to and from the orchard, as you explore lake and forest habitats with an eye for seasonal changes. You’ll have an opportunity to purchase chestnuts and honey at the orchard.

Meet at the Preserve parking lot on Skyline Boulevard located one mile south of the Skyline Blvd. (Highway 35) and Page Mill/Alpine Road intersection. After entering the Preserve, turn right and go to the farthest parking lot. Those traveling from I-280 on Page Mill Rd. should allow approximately 45 minutes travel time.

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NOTES AND LINKS

-Parking Lot Entrance GPS Coordinates: 37.311619,-122.173502

-You MUST be in shape and a regular hiker to take part in this event. Hike at your own risk.

-Bring plenty of water and snacks.

-Bring sunscreen, a hat, and PLENTY of water.

Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve (http://www.openspace.org/preserves/pr_skyline_ridge.asp)