This 7-mile, moderate-paced hike takes us up and down the hills of Monte Bello, Coal Creek, Russian Ridge, and Skyline Ridge open space preserves, with some spectacular views (usually) along the way. Some parts are fairly steep; sturdy hiking footwear is in order, as are sun and wind protection. Bring lunch and plenty of liquids. We should be done around 2:30pm. Rain cancels. Meet at carpool point #6.
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