3/9/2008 C2C traing hike #1: Portola (20 mi/4000 ft)
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  • 1) 12 people went on this hike. 1 no-show.
    * 0 first-time hikers (with phuang)
    * 3 cars (4, 4, and 4 from 2 carpool locations: (2) Sunnyvale Sports Basement and (1) Milpitas VTA park & ride).
    * All were on-time, thank you so much, everyone!
    * 5 hikers went to Korean House in Sunnyvale/Santa Clara afterwards

    2) Total distance: 20 miles, Total elevation gain: 4,100'
    3) Started hiking at 9:50 am, finished at 6:29 pm (up to 7:20 pm); 8 hrs 39 min.
    * Total average pace: 2.32mph (8.65 hrs) - 2.11 mph (9.5 hrs)
    * Break time: 1:28 (1.5 hr)
    * Moving time: 7.15 hrs
    * Average pace (when moving): 2.80 mph - 2.5 mph.

  • Hike started about an hour later than scheduled because of a flat tire to one of the cars. Although an emergency tire was installed, we left the car at bottom of the mountain (~1.5 mile from Saratoga downtown) and devised a shuttle system to take the passengers to the trailhead. A similar shuttle system was used at the end.

  • C2C (Catcus to cloud) training hike #1: Long Ridge Open Space Preserve to Portola and Pescadero Creek County Park. This hike was 20 miles and 4100' elevation gain. It began with a 2000' drop into Portola Redwoods State park, and then makes two climbs of about 600' and 1000', respectively. Then a final climb of another 2000' to finish the hike. Certainly not an easy hike at all! Some of the trails we (12 people) went on: Hickory Oaks Trail, Ward Trail, Slate Creek Trail (passing through Page Mill Site), Coyote Ridge Trail, Pomponio Trail, Bridge Trail, Old Haul Rd, Ridge Trail, Portola Trail, and Summit Trail.
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Also See Mystery Hikes:

1 - Monte Bello (1/6/2007).
2 - Skyline/Portola (1/13/2007).
3 - Sanborn/Netws (1/20/2007).
4 - Pt. Reyes/Alamere Falls (2/3/07).
5 - Pescadero Creek (2/17/2007).
6 - Lakes of Marin (3/10/2007).
7 - Wilder Ranch (3/25/2007).
8 - Big Basin (2/9/2008).
9 - Nisene Marks(3/1/2008).



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