This hike has long been a favorite for summer Fridays. We'll hike about 4-5 miles, mostly on wide roads, with 800 feet elevation gain, before adjourning to the Alpine Inn for a candlelight dinner (candles optional). Bring liquid, warm clothes for outdoor seating afterward, maybe a candle, and a sense of humor. Meet at the Alpine Inn.
Directions to The Alpine Inn, in Portola Valley: Coming from the south on I-280, exit Page Mill west and go about 1/3 of a mile, turn right onto Arastradero Rd., and go a couple of miles to the Inn (left turn) just before the intersection with Alpine Road. Coming from the north, exit off I-280 at the Alpine exit and go to the same intersection. Note: please proceed to the far end of the parking lot, rather than taking up parking spaces right near the Inn.