Once again we brave the elements atop the local hills to prove our mettle, or just work off our overindulgences, on the first day of the year. We'll start from Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve and venture into Russian Ridge, Monte Bello, and/or Long Ridge. If the weather's nice, we can go to the top of Borel Hill to see what the Bay Area looks like in the new year.
We'll probably cover about 7-8 miles, returning to the carpool point around midday.
Dress for the weather (rain does not cancel), and bring water and trail munchies.
Meet at carpool point #6.
Hey, it looks like a glorious day for a hike! The storms are gone, and we should even see some sun! I'm just recovering from a cold, so don't expect the hike to be very ambitious; we'll probably just go out to Borel Hill and back, on well-known trails, at a moderate pace.
Directions to LPSS carpool point #6 (Page Mill / 280 Park 'N Ride): Exit 280 onto Page Mill Road west (Los Altos Hills) in Palo Alto. The lot is next to the freeway. If looking for overflow parking, beware of the "No Parking" signs along Arastradero. Map: http://tinyurl.com/2tq9rk