Leader: Kathy Diamond
Leader Email: email@example.com
Leader Phone: 650-740-9849
Meeting TIME & PLACE: 9:00am under the Safeway sign at Market & Dolores. Depart 9:15. (Leader will not be present.)
Mileage: 7 miles
Elevation Gain: 400'Description:
Leader will not be present; form casual carpools. Coyote Hills Regional Park along the southeast side of San Francisco Bay is a wonderful place to see shorebird life and marsh habitats during autumnal bird migration. (Bring your binoculars!!!) We will start with a short walk through the inner marshes on boardwalks, then cross over Red Hill to the bayside of the hills before entering the Don Edwards Wildlife Refuge along the salt evaporation ponds and breakwater near the open bay. We return to Coyote Hills, steeply climbing Glider Hill before ending at the Visitor Center. Leashed dogs are permitted with a $2.00 fee in Coyote Hills Park but are not allowed in the wildlife refuge.
Bring / Wear: lunch, water, sturdy shoes, layers of clothing (the bayside can be windy), hat, sunscreen, and BINOCULARS.
Rain Policy: Canceled in event of heavy rain.
Driving Distance: 39
Total of Bridge Tolls and Entry Fees: 10.00
Carpooling Cost: 10.00
Alternate Meeting Place #1: Meet leader at 10:15am at Coyote Hills Regional Park Visitor Center. Driving directions from SF: US 101 S to Marsh Rd/Dumbarton Br (Exit #406 in Redwood City) and turn left onto CA 84 eastbound; follow signs for Dumbarton Br; cross bridge and take first exit, Thornton Avenue/Paseo Padre Pkwy and turn left; continue on Paseo Padre Pkwy 1.2 mi, left onto Patterson Ranch Road to kiosk ($5 parking fee) and to visitor center parking lot at end of the road. From East Bay: I-880 to Decoto Rd/Dumbarton Br exit (Exit #21 in Fremont) and turn west onto CA-84 W toward Dumbarton Br; west 1.8 mi to Thornton Avenue/Paseo Padre Pkwy and turn right; continue on Paseo Padre Pkwy 1.2 mi, left onto Patterson Ranch Road to kiosk ($5 parking fee) and to visitor center parking lot at end of the road. (Or use: https://www.google.com/maps/place/8000+Patterson+Ranch+Rd,+Fremont, +CAfirstname.lastname@example.org,-122.0917822,17z)
Alternate Meeting Time #1: 10:15AM