Summary & Blog
Hike # 8 - San Pedro Valley Park - Wed Jun 5, 2019
by Doug Silverstein
Pre-hike reading (theme - food) - Rotating Crops, Turning Profits -- How Diversified Farming Systems Can Help Farmers While Protecting Soil and Preventing Pollution (new windows)
Post-hike summary - On hike #8, the nine of us that traversed Skyline and dropped into the West County were treated to an amazing afternoon. Choosing the Hazelnut Trail over heading upwards towards Mt. Montara peak, we wandered east into the valley, up and down 865 feet, on a 4.7 miles tidy loop. On shaded trails with lofty trees, we talked about water, land and food. On a Pacific Ocean overlook, we snapped a goofy group photo, a first, then peaked out and dropped into Weiler Ranch Trail -- an beautiful fire road that took us home. But not before discovering Walnut Grove picnic areas with horseshoes, volleyball courts and BBQs. bathrooms and plenty of shade. Wow, San Pedro Valley Park is beautiful -- both when heading straight up to Mt. Montara Peak, and when heading east out into the foothills.
Now thirsty, we darted over to the Devils Slide Tap Room back deck for cold beers, french fries and pretzels. Great selection on tap, sunshine on the deck, and a nice local crowd. I'll go back for sure. Too bad the Warriors lost game 3... by a handful. No matter, we claimed victory far before the game started.
Attendees (9) - Bob S, Carol, David J, Deborah, Doug, Isaac, Kathleen, Larry, Madeline (full list)
No blog this week... just pictures below...