Johanna Bakker led a rambler hike along the Devil's slide trail near Pacifica. It was a fully paved hiking and biking trail along the old highway one, now superseded by a tunnel. The trail is completely new with many look out points and rest stops but has some gradual ups and downs and was a hiking distance of about 3 miles . Wate Bakker led the long hikers to near the top of Montara Mountain, starting at the San Pedro Country park parking lot. The hike turned out to be approximately 6.25 miles long with an altitude difference of 1700 ft. Afterwards we late a late lunch at the Moonraker restaurant on Rockaway Beach in Pacifica. It was another beautiful day for hiking with cool temperatures and light breezes.
Liz Giarratana led a Santa Cruz History Hike on Wednesday, September 24th. We explored Santa Cruz on a 3 mile walk through some of the history of that iconic coastal town. We parked in the downtown area and saw the sights on Pacific Ave and their pedestrian mall. Then there was a 20 minute walk to the beach area where we had lunch. Afterward we explored a historic neighborhood above the beach called Beach Hill. The trolley then took us back to downtown Santa Cruz.