Friday, July 11, 2014

Razorback Ridge / Hamms Gulch Hike

Friday: (07/11) Breakfast from Jack In The Box. I had a three stop carpool picking up passengers at the house, the train station and a Park and Ride lot. I was leading another hike with the San Jose Mid-week Hikers Metup Group.  The hike began near the end of Alpine Road in Portola Valley. We entered the Windy Hill Open Space preserve and hiked to the top of the mountain via Razorback Ridge Trail. We enjoyed our lunch at the top with great clear views of the ocean and bay on either side of the mountain.  We then returned down the Hamms Gulch Trail. Both trails were nice and green, rather surprising with our lack of rain. This hike was 9.7 miles with an elevation change of 1200 feet. I had 21 hikers with me on the hike.

Razorback Ridge / Hmms Gulch Hike

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Lou reached another milestone this morning. She drove herself to the market for a few things. First time driving in two months. After the hike i drove over to my favorite Dim Sum restaurant in Sunnyvale for lunch then stopped by REI to gt a cooling scarf/towel. One of my fellow hikers had one and after two hours on the trail it was still cool. Could be really helpful on the trail. Lou made hamburgers for dinner.

Last night we decided to take a little RV jaunt to San Luis Obispo next weekend. Of course there was no room at the state park in Pismo Beach, nor any other state park for the next couple of months. We also tried to get a space at the Santa Cruz harbor RV Park but they were full until mid August. We did get the last space available at El Churro Regional Park in San Luis Obispo so we will get to go after all. This will give Lou a break before i head back to the Pacific Crest Trail.

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