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Theme: Long Hikes for Long Summer Days

A 20-Mile Hike through the South Skyline Region

Skyline to Sea

A Mid-Summer Experience

Other Features

Access to the Popular Stanford "Dish" Area Restricted Under Conservation Plan

Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District to Limit Bicycle Access

Take a Volunteer Vacation this Summer

Book Review: Handbook for Forest and Ranch Roads

Pat Oren's Secret Trail Work Motivator - Revealed!

Wild Lit

Note from the Literary Editor

Meeting with Pan at Midnight - Rachel Oliver

Apogee - Brian Kunde


From the Editor

Park News

Trail Center Notes

Upcoming Events

Along the Trail: Member and Volunteer Notes

The Trail Companion

Summer 2000

Upcoming Events

Trail Construction and Maintenance

Slate Creek Trail, Portola Redwoods State Park

We're planning the second of two days of trail maintenance projects in Portola Redwoods SP, with camping available on the preceding night. On August 19, Community Impact will join us for a day of repair on the Slate Creek Trail as we clean up debris, repair pig damage, rehabilitate retaining walls and improve drainage.
      Entrance and camping will be free for participants, but reservations with the Trail Center four days before the event will be required for camping. If you are interested in working on this project, please register with Community Impact.

Skyline Trail (Bay Area Ridge Trail), Sanborn-Skyline County Park

Join us on September 23 for a day of maintenance on the south end of the Skyline Trail, between the Sanborn Trail junction and Sunnyvale Mountain Picnic Area in Sanborn-Skyline County Park. We'll be cutting back brush, improving trail tread and repair erosion damage. Meet at Sunnyvale Mountain parking on Skyline Boulevard (Hwy 35) (approx. 7 miles south of Hwy 9 junction). If we finish early, we'll take an optional hike on our new Castle Rock Trail reroute at Castle Rock State Park.

Wilbur's Watch Trail, Cloverdale Coastal Ranch

Peninsula Open Space Trust expects to receive final approval for the Wilbur's Watch Trail and small trailhead parking lot in the Cloverdale Coastal Ranch by early October. The 3/4 mile trail will climb a coastal terrace overlooking Pigeon Point from the lot located just off Hwy 1, and will end at a vista point with a grand view of the point and the northern Santa Cruz coastline. POST, Community Impact and the Trail Center will construct the trail on October 21 or November 4 (date to be determined), with camping or other accommodations for the preceding night provided nearby.

If you would like to get involved with any of our projects, e-mail us at or call us at 650-968-7065. See the Trail Building Calendar for dates of upcoming trail events.

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