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B.A.R.T. _014_2010 Joseph D. Grant County Park ~11.1mi/1800ft

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JOIN ME FOR ONE LAST SOUTH BAY RIDGE TRAIL HIKE BEFORE I GO TO HOUSTON. AFTER THIS I WILL LEAD RIDGE TRAIL HIKES, AT THE MOST, ONCE A MONTH. IF YOU MISS THIS HIKE, I WILL HAVE ANOTHER FAREWELL HIKE THE FOLLOWING WEEK FOR THE NORTH BAY.
NOTE: I THINK THERE IS A $6 PARK ENTRY FEE AND SO BE PREPARED.

Forecast: http://forecast.weath... (http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=37.33413244661208&lon=-121.71409606933594&site=mtr&smap=1&unit=0&lg=en&FcstType=text)

My phone in case you get lost: 510-305-1976
For some info on the park we hike on see the link below:
http://www.sccgov.org... (http://www.sccgov.org/portal/site/parks/parksarticle?path=/v7/Parks%20and%20Recreation,%20Department%20of%20(DEP)/Find%20a%20Park&contentId=c3c698ba77784010VgnVCM10000048dc4a92____&cpsextcurrchannel=1)
For the last time we did these trails see:
http://www.meetup.com... (http://www.meetup.com/hiking-594/calendar/9385219/?from=list&offset=0)

The Hike: For a detailed map of the hiking route see:
http://files.meetup.c... (http://files.meetup.com/1298028/B.A.R.T._014_2010_Hike_Maps.pdf)

Parking & Meeting Point:
Travel to the park by taking Highway 101 or Highway 680 to Alum Rock Avenue eastbound in San Jose. Turn right onto Mt. Hamilton Road and travel eight miles to reach the park entrance. Please take note that the road is very narrow and windy and so drivers keep your eye on the road. Once you make a right into the park ($6 fee), park in the first parking lot on your left near the visitor center. My dark blue honda CRV should be around there. Look below for map location.
http://maps.google.co... (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&saddr=18405+Mt+Hamilton+Rd,+CA+95140&daddr=Unknown+road&hl=en&geocode=FcDIOQIdKbO--A%3BFZy7OQIdFru--A&mra=mi&mrsp=1&sz=16&sll=37.339046,-121.71783&sspn=0.006909,0.021071&ie=UTF8&t=h&ll=37.339507,-121.718881&spn=0.004751,0.010568&z=17)

Optional After Hike Event: LET'S HAVE A FAREWELL PINT TO THE SOUTH BAY RIDGE TRAIL HIKES at The Faultline Brewing Company. Please RSVP here so that I may get an accurate head count fro reservations.
http://www.meetup.com... (http://www.meetup.com/hiking-594/calendar/15081047/)

Geology For Those Interested:
We continue walking moslty on top of the Briones formation like hikes BART_002 ,004, and 008.
For some of my rock formation notes and geologic maps I found in the internet for this area and cut out for our amateurish use see:
http://files.meetup.c... (http://files.meetup.com/1298028/BART_014_2010_geology_maps.pdf)