SAN FRANCISCO HIKING CLUB

MINDEGO HILL IN RUSSIAN RIDGE PRESERVE

  • 08/08/2020
  • 8:45 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Hikeleader: Ken Robin
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MINDEGO HILL IN RUSSIAN RIDGE PRESERVE

Leader: Ken Robin

Leader Email: k.robin@sbcglobal.net

Leader Phone: (510) 926-9220

Meeting Date and Day: Saturday, August 8, 2020

Meeting Time: 8:45 AM

Departure Time: 9:00 AM

Meeting Place: NOTE: NEW MEETING PLACE! 
In front of Whole Foods, 2001 Market Street @ Dolores - across from Safeway
DRIVERS & PASSENGERS MUST HAVE PRE-REGISTERED.

Rating:  Level 2

Mileage: 7 miles

Elevation Gain: 1000 ft

Description: WE'RE FINALLY DOING HIKES AGAIN!!  As we mentioned recently, San Mateo County has relaxed its group-size restrictions a bit.  But all of the usual directives, masks, distancing..... MUST be followed.  This hike will be limited to 12 people (sorry!)
Below are the regulations:

  • We need to stay at least 6' apart at all times;
  • You need to keep whatever type of mask you prefer around your neck at all times to be prepared to put it in place at a moment's notice when encountering others.  Some prefer to wear a mask at all times - even better!  The easiest solution some of us have found is to wear a bandana around your neck, shifting it up over your nose and mouth when passing or speaking with others;
  • Ideally, unless you're members of one household, there should be one passenger in the back right seat only.  Drivers and passengers can decide what they feel comfortable with.  PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU NEED A RIDE AND/OR CAN TAKE A PASSENGER, AND WHAT YOUR COMFORT LEVEL IS.
  • This is a link to the full list of regulations issued by San Mateo County a few weeks ago.

Description:  Mindego Hill trail was added to Russian Ridge Preserve only in 2016, and provides fantastic views. We will include a loop along Charquin Trail, and the beautiful Ancient Oaks trail.

Bring/Wear:  Water, lunch, layers for a ridge hike, sunscreen for the sunny portions - and your MASK.

Rain Policy: Hike will take place rain or shine.

Driving Distance: 92.5 miles total there and back

Total Bridge Tolls and Entry Fees: none

Car Pool Fees: $12.00

Alternative Meeting Place:   Mindego Gateway parking area on Alpine Road. Take 280 south to hwy 84, and go right (west). At Skyline Blvd (hwy 35), at the ridge, turn left and drive about 7 miles to Alpine Road.  At Alpine Rd, turn right  Continue past the Russian Ridge parking near the intersection to the Mindego Parking at the Audrey C. Rust Commemorative Site, about 1 mile from Skyline, on the right side of Alpine. G-Maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/GHXt5wo5D4KaLVyf9

Alternative Meeting Time: 10:05 AM

Alternative Meeting Departure Time: 10:20 AM

Level-1
Level-2
Level-3 Level-4 Level-5

easiest
< 5 miles
< 500' gain

moderately easy
5-7 miles
< 1000' gain
 moderate
7-9 miles
1500' gain

  strenuous
9-12 miles
< 2000' gain 

very strenuous
12-15+ miles
  >2000' gain
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