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3mi Edgewood Park Hike Family_Hikes_Group

Date: Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Time: 9:30 AM
Presented by: Loma Prieta Chp Family Outings
Leader: Sonya Bradski - 650-856-9366
Level: Moderate (Family)
Cost: Free
Signup Instructions: Please RSVP to me by email or calling me so I know whom to expect on this hike. Please give me your cell phone # in case I have to call you at the last minute. Please note that if I do not get any RSVP I will not show up for the hike.
Bring: For all hikes, wear boots or sturdy walking shoes appropriate for rugged trails. Dress in layers (t-shirt, long-sleeved shirt, sweater and/or jacket). The weather in the Santa Cruz Mountains can be unpredictable. No matter which season it is, be prepared for rain, wind, fog, or sun. Carry water and a snack in a small pack. Bring sun protection (hat, sunscreen) and insect repellent. Restrooms are not always available; please plan accordingly.
Location: Edgewood Park & Natural Preserve, 10 Old Stage Coach Road, Redwood City, CA 94062, USA
Directions: From 280, take the Edgewood exit heading east. In about a mile, you'll see a sign on the right-hand side for Edgewood Park (just across from and a little beyond the left-hand turn for Crestview Drive). Turn at Old Stagecoach Road and park in the paved parking lot; if lot is full, park in the dirt parking area right on Edgewood Road.
Cancellation: Activity is held rain or shine, but may be altered due to inclement weather
Carpool: Contact me know if you would like to coordinate a carpool from Palo Alto.

Please RSVP if you are joining me on this hike. Please also provide me with your cell phone # so we can coordinate in the morning. If I do not get any RSVP I will not show up for the hike since it is not safe to hike alone.

These hikes are advertised through the Family Outings Section of the Loma Prieta Chaper of the Sierra Club.
You do not need to be a member to participate, but we do encourage you to join the Sierra Club.

Hiking Plan: We will hike up the Serpentine Trail, take a cross trail to join up with the Sylvan Loop,
then stay on the Sylvan Loop back to the lawn.

Edgewood County Park and Natural Preserve is a beautiful natural oasis of undeveloped land located in
the hills above Redwoood City. It covers 467 acres southeast of the intersection of Interstate 280 and
Edgewood Road. It is just east of the Crystal Springs Watershed and the Filoli Mansion and south of Pulgas
Ridge Open Space Preserve. It is on hilly land whose elevation ranges from 240 to 873 feet above sea level.
It has a wide variety of habitats, including cool, shady forests, steep chaparral-covered hillsides, oak
woodlands, and grassy meadows. It has a wide variety of plant and animal species, including 4 protected
endangered species. It is a popular place for hiking, horseback riding, picnicking, and nature study year
round, but it is most famous for its spectacular display of springtime wildflowers. smc/department rhorii/Edgewood/Edgewood.htm portal/site/parks/menuitem. f13bead76123ee4482439054d17332 a0/?vgnextoid= a76bc8909231e110VgnVCM1000001d 37230aRCRD&cpsextcurrchannel=1

Bill and Jean Lane Education Center

The center provides a year-round setting for educational and research activities and promote community involvement to preserve and restore Edgewood and its exceptional natural resources.
The center's phone number is (650) 367-7576

Fall/Winter Hours, October 15, 2012 through February 28, 2013

Wednesday 11 am to 2 pm
Saturday 9:30 am to 4 pm
Sunday 9:30 am to 4 pm
By appointment. Leave a request message at (650) 367-7576.
Open times are dependent on having adequate volunteers to staff the building. If you would like to help you may volunteer as a host.

Read more at the San Mateo County Parks Foundation.

After the hike I plan to visit the Bill and Jean Lane Education Center since they are supposed to open at 11AM on Wednesday.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Sonya Bradski
Sierra Club Hike Leader
Home: 650-856-9366