HCSF/HCSV Castle Rock Hike
Please join fellow alumni in a 6-8 mile hike at beautiful Castle Rock State Park.
This park encompasses over 5,200 acres of wildlands, and perches on the highest ridge in the Santa Cruz Mountains, separating San Francisco and Monterey Bays. Above the fog and smog, the park offers over 35 miles of trails through a wide variety of plant and animal communities, interesting rock formations, and sweeping views of the San Lorenzo Valley and Pacific Ocean.
We will do a 6-8 mile loop starting from the park entrance to Castle Rock Trail camp, enjoying the views and the interesting rock formations.
This hike doesn’t have tremendous elevation gains, but the terrain can be quite steep and challenging in places. You should come prepared for moderate/strenuous exertions. And wear sensible hiking shoes.
Parking is a HUGE problem at this park (and I have a parking ticket from last year to prove it), so please try to carpool. Add yourself as a driver or a passenger on our carpool page:
We will meet at parking lot at Saratoga Gap to consolidate into as few cars as possible:
Sunday, July 28, 2019
9:30am at Saratoga Gap parking lot.
Hike starts at 10:00am from Castle Rock Entrance station.
End time: 1:00pm
Click here to register
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.
John Yook, AB '93