of planned and
actual hike paths.
13 hikers, started hiking at 8:10 am, finished
at 4:30 pm. Distance: 17.1 mi, elevation gain: 2,820
ft. Avg pace = 2.05 mph.
Hike started at Monte Bello Open Space preserve
parking lot, about 1.5 mi east of Skyline Blvd, on Page Mill
It was pretty chilly (35-55F), especially at
higher elevations where there was also a moderate wind (10-15
This was a mystery hike where the hikers were
split into groups of 3 or 4. Each group was given a map (without
trail names) and compass, and at each junction was asked to
identify where we were on the map and which way to go next.
Hikers learned to read contour/elevation lines, estimate distances
and durations, and use of environmental conditions and trail
signposts to determine location on map.
We saw many deers, chestnuts, bikers, a deer
carcass, and even 2 coyotes!
8 hikers went for dinner afterwards in Mt. View