HCSF/HCSV Russian Ridge Preserve Wildflower HikeHCSF/HCSV Russian Ridge Preserve Wildflower Hike

Please join us for a 5-6 mile moderate difficulty hike in Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve to see the late spring wildflowers and enjoy great views over the foothills rolling down toward the sea. The hike also includes a short jaunt through a majestic stretch of large live oaks on the Ancient Oaks Trail.

Diverse plant communities, miles of forest edge, and abundant springs make Russian Ridge an outstanding habitat for wildlife, including many raptors (red-tailed hawks, turkey vultures, Cooper's hawks, sharp-shinned hawks, and golden eagles have all been seen there) and coyotes too. In the spring, the preserve explodes with color as the native wildflowers put on a showy display. By May and June, gumweed, mules ears, farewell-to-spring, and brodiaea bloom.

Additional Information: To carpool, please sign up at https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/bj86x0

Saturday, June 1, 2019
10:30am - 1:30pm (includes time for a picnic lunch; end time variable depending on the size and pace of the group)

MEETING & ENDING POINT: Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve parking lot (located on the northwest corner of the Skyline Boulevard (Highway 35) and Page Mill / Alpine Road intersection

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Outdoor events can be quite popular, and we frequently end up with people on the waitlist. To allow as many people to attend as possible, please RSVP only if you definitely plan on attending. If unforeseen circumstances make you unable to attend, please let the event organizer know, so we can give your spot to someone on the waitlist.

Liability Disclaimer: Outdoor events such as hikes, walks, and bike rides are activities that involve the risk of property loss and personal injury, including but not limited to permanent disability and death. By registering or participating in this event ("Activity"), you and your estate agree to waive any and all claims of liability against the Harvard Club of San Francisco, the Harvard Club of Silicon Valley, and other co-hosting clubs, if any (the "Clubs"), the Clubs' officers, event organizers, volunteers, agents, and affiliates for any and all injury or damages that you may experience. You and your estate further agree to indemnify the Clubs, the Clubs' officers, event organizers, volunteers, agents, and affiliates against any and all claims brought by third parties who allege that you are legally responsible for property loss and/or personal injury during an Activity. You agree to assume all risk of personal injury, death, or property loss that might result from participation in the Activity.

Event Organizer
Lara Fox