unnamed-5MITCNC/Harvard/CMU Hike: Crystal Springs

 

Sunday, January 27, 2019
10:00 AM

Distance: ~10 miles round-trip, easy
Elevation Gain: ~180'
Estimated Time: ~4.5 hours

** RSVP REQUESTED **

Please register on EventBrite with your email address and with the number of people in your party, thus ensuring that you will receive notification of any change or cancellation.

Description:

This hike is pretty civilized, what with one part having park benches and the paved trail with a dashed yellow line down the middle (there's even a speed limit!).

Despite the civilized location, the Sawyer Camp trail is quite lovely. It brings you right up to the gorgeous Crystal Springs and San Andreas lakes -- you know, the ones you see along I-280. Even for the Bay Area, this area is exceptionally beautiful.

What to Bring:

The usual: water, lunch, and a snack. Rain gear and warm clothes, and/or a sunhat may be advisable depending on the weather.

Directions:

See http://tinyurl.com/bhc2t3y for a Google map.

Take 280 north or south to exit 36, Black Mt. Rd/Haynes Rd, and turn west. At T junction, follow sign pointing left to Sawyer Camp Trail. Proceed 1.3 mi to trailhead on the right. Park along the street and meet inside the gate.

Carpooling:

Carpooling is always a good idea. The https://www.groupcarpool.com/ site might be worth using. Especially because we are expecting very heavy turnout for this event, and there may not be enough parking to accommodate everyone.

I have personally set up a site to coordinate carpooling, but this is not officially endorsed by any of the sponsoring organizations:

https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/wc0q2f

Rain policy:

This being a paved path, light rain does not cancel. If it's forecast to rain significantly, the hike is off and we will send out an email no later than 8 AM the morning of the hike to all persons who have RSVP'ed.

Click here to RSVP

Disclaimers:

Joining any hike is entirely voluntary and participants assume any and all risks associated with the activities. By registering or attending this event, participants agree to the conditions posted at: http://northerncalifornia.alumclub.mit.edu/s/1314/images/gid25/editor_documents/event_documents/liability_waiver.pdf

Restrooms are available at the trailhead, and also along the trail.

This trail is wheelchair accessible.

No Dogs (sorry!). Dogs are not permitted on this trail.

Contact:
HCSF/HCSV:
John Yook
jbyook at hotmail
6 1 7- five four 8 .61`eighty one

MITCNC:
Lyman Hurd
mitcnchikers-owner ==at== yahoogroups ==dot== com
Cell: 13 * 19 * 59 * 179 * 2953