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We explore west end of Garland Park: Holt Road to Veeder Pond and back to Holt Road. This In-Out hike is somewhat strenuous due to the distance (12 miles total), elevation gains (3,000' plus total). Because of this, the hike is a wait-listed. Priority is given to those I have hiked before and know your strength. Route: Holt Road Entrance - Firetower - Park Summit - Garzas - East Ridge, then trace back to Holt Road Remember: Layered clothing, at least 2-3 litters of water and electrolytes, good treaded shoes, a pair of poles, snack and lunch, wind breaker, and lights (just in case), sunscreen (I am optimistic). We car pool at Cross Road P&R at 8:00. This is because Holt Road parking is limited at most 4 cars. Heavy rain, snow we cancel. DISCLAIMER: “The Monterey Bay Area Hiking Group” group and its event/assistant organizers (the "Organizers") are not responsible for your safety. Outdoor activities are inherently dangerous. By signing up for these events, you agree to release “The Monterey Bay Area Hiking Group” group of Meetup.com and its Organizers from ANY responsibility, liability or claim in law or in equity. If you DON'T agree to these terms, DO NOT JOIN THIS MEETUP EVENT. “The Monterey Bay Area Hiking Group” group of Meetup.com doesn't certify the expertise of the Organizers. The Organizers in this Meetup.com group are volunteers. You are responsible for yourself.
We will meet at the dirt parking lot in front of the main gate of Toro Park. But will still need to pay our $2.00 entry fee (unless you are a senior or have season pass)!!! This hike will be 8 miles with about 1900 ft. elevation gain. Don't worry about "Kill Hill" it is a very short section of the hike... We will be hiking to the top of Kill Hill following a loop starting at the East Ridge trail head, going up to Toyon Ridge Trail .. soon reaching Eagle Peak then along several more UnNamed Peaks...then over to Ollason Peak! Poles, water (2-3 ltrs) , and shoes with good tread are recommended. It's steep on some sections!!! Bring some snacks!! This isn't a nature/photo walk; this is about keeping fit for longer hikes!!!! Be prepared!!!!!!! Dogs are welcome if they can be leashed and if you bring enough water for them.
"Traverse: To travel across, or through" Join me for a tranquil traverse through one of this area's true outdoor gems! Jack's Peak. This will be a "true" traverse as we will be hiking over, through, and across this lovely place. Starting from the northeastern edge of the park on the Monterey side we will hike through native Monterey Pine forest as we work our way south and westward towards the true geographical summit of Jack's Peak itself. After a brief stop at the summit we will descend along a relatively little used path and eventually end our hike at Carmel Valley Road. This will be a point-to-point through hike meaning that we will start and end our hike at two different locations -- Therefore a car shuttle will be needed. Car shuttle planning logistics will be discussed via the comments board in the coming days. WHERE TO MEET URL: https://goo.gl/maps/yL9VmGiQDrQ2 Click this link for a cartographic representation of our meeting location. HOW TO RSVP: As is usual for my hikes I will be limiting participating strictly to those individuals whom I personally know and who are capable of maintaining a group pace. Therefore this will be a WAIT-LISTED event which means that you first sign yourself up to the Waiting List and then wait to be selected. GEAR TALK: Please wear sturdy hiking shoes, layered clothing, hat, long pants, long sleeve shirt (for poison oak protection). RAIN CANCELS! RESPONSIBILITY/DISCLAIMER: “The Monterey Bay Area Hiking Group” group and its event/assistant organizers (the "Organizers") are not responsible for your safety. Outdoor activities are inherently dangerous. By signing up for these events, you agree to release “The Monterey Bay Area Hiking Group” group of Meetup.com and its Organizers from ANY responsibility, liability or claim in law or in equity. If you DON'T agree to these terms, DO NOT JOIN THIS MEETUP EVENT. “The Monterey Bay Area Hiking Group” group of Meetup.com doesn't certify the expertise of the Organizers. The Organizers in this Meetup.com group are volunteers. You are responsible for yourself. We expect you to take responsibility for your safety during our activities. Joining activities with the "Monterey Bay Area Hiking Group" is entirely voluntary and participants assume the full risks associated with the activities. It is each participant's responsibility to ensure that he/she is in sufficient fitness and health to participate in the activity, and to bring appropriate water, food, clothing, first aid, and navigation equipment for the conditions. The "Monterey Bay Area Hiking Group" and individual Organizers make no representation or warranties about the quality, safety, or supervision of these activities. By making a "Yes" RSVP to this event you acknowledge and agree to the foregoing as well as the terms set forth under the "PAGES" tab on the "Monterey Bay Area Hiking Group" home page.
This is a CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY field trip. Please don’t sign-up unless you love botany and nature. With a few exceptions, CNPS field trips are nature hikes, not a 'get your heart rate up' hike. Everyone must sign-up themselves; you may not sign-up others. Many of our field trips have a waitlist, therefore, you may be blocked from future CNPS hikes if you are a no-show. Be sure to check your email just before the outing as occasionally an outing must be cancelled at the last minute. Also, if you are on the wait list, sometimes participants cancel the day before, moving you from the WAITLIST to GOING. It’s a stinky little flower but an exciting one since it’s one of the first of the new year! Let’s see if the intriguing Fetid Adder’s Tongue is blooming at Mount Madonna. If not, we’ll have a nice hike in a lovely forest. We'll do ±4.5 mile loop with ±800 feet ascent. Bring water and lunch. Led by Andy Werner and Lynn Bomberger.