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Monday, December 30, 2013

Upcoming Hike: Rancho Corral de Tierra


Celebrate the new year with a mellow walk at Rancho Corral de Tierra in beautiful Montara, less than a half hour south of San Francisco.

  •       Saturday January 4th
  •       Arrive at 10:45. We would like to begin the walk at 11:00.
  •       Meet at the parking lot of Farallone View School, 1100 Le Conte Ave, Montara, CA 94037. Cross street: 3rd Street.
We start at a public school in Montara (Farallone View Elementary), adjacent to an easy, beautiful trail -- some of it is an old paved road -- paralleling the Coast Highway from a half-mile distance.  This land, called Rancho Corral de Tierra, is now part of Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Check out this link:  http://www.nps.gov/goga/rcdt.htm. Look at the second map on that page for a close-up.

Our route is mostly flat. Strollers should be able to manage. We’ll see horses and an alpaca farm, and plenty of coyote brush and maybe some wildflowers. An hour out is an area with picnic tables where we can have lunch. Also, dog friendly, but must be on-leash.  Before or after, if needed, there’s a good independent coffee shop nearby too.

Kid-friendly and without hidden agendas or costs, we go at a 4-year-old’s pace. Two hours, more or less. Come and go as you please. Socialize with the wider group or just commune with your kids and Mother Nature. These hikes have been organized simply to meet other people who love the outdoors and who are connected to kids in some way. Bring food and water, and dress in layers.

This hike will be co-led by Michael Cadigan, one of Jess’s former teacher-colleagues who has also been involved with organized hiking groups, like ICO (Inner City Outings) and Sierra Club, for years.

--Jessica :-)

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