Set your alarm clock and come for a hike at Palo Alto's Arastradero Preserve! About 4 miles, moderately brisk pace, some hills. Parrots welcome (the BCFMO will be there; well-behaved dogs OK too). Bring water and sensible footwear. Heavy rain cancels; light rain means Tinga stays home. Directions: Meet bright and early at the preserve's parking lot. To get there, exit 280 onto Page Mill Road and go west (away from town). Continue about ÂŒ mile and turn right onto Arastradero Rd. Go about Â½ mile and look for the parking lot on the right.