A late start at Wild Wings Ski Tourning Center but a great ski. I met with Chuck in the shop and he said it was a klister day. I didn’t have any so used the hardwares I had. Actually I had the opportunity to use 3 different ones because as Chuck predicted they came off on the abrasive granular snow.
A perfect ski day. Below freezing but not too much. Only trouble was there wasn’t much time left in the day when I started. Oh well, best of all I got to do Chickadee and Loon for the first time this year. The logging operation that has been a hold up on opening these trails seems to be finishing up. They were loading logs at the road crossing. For once I chose the correct skis.
Valley Spokesmen club ride held on even-numbered Fridays using various routes. Today we started from San Ramon Central Park and headed south on Foothill to Castlewood. Then north through downtown Pleasanton and continuing on Vineyard to Livermore with a stop at Starbucks. We returned on Stanley to Pleasanton and mainly followed the Iron Horse trail back to the start.
Outing of the Tuesday U-Turn group starting from Hidden Lakes Park on Morello Ave. in Martinez and following the California Hiking & Riding trail to the top of Mt. Wanda. Note that the track shown here is missing the first mile or so of our hike.
Third conditioning ride by the Feather Pedals group of the Valley Spokesmen club in preparation for the Cinderella Classic ride. Today we started at the Sycamore Ave. Park&Ride lot in Danville and headed south to Dublin and then back north past the Windemere development to Blackhawk and the Diablo country club. Then one last climb on El Pintado before returning to the start.
Outing of the East Bay Casual Hikers in Redwood Park outside Oakland. We started from the Canyon Meadows Staging Area, went past the Fish Ladder to the Bridle trail and continued on the Orchard, French, Madrone, Starflower, French, Tres Sendas, and finally Stream trail back to the start.
Outing of Wilma's Wednesday hiking group in Redwood Park starting from the MacDonald Trail Staging area. A shorter hike than usual without the normal snack break due to the forecast rain. We started on the Golden Spike trail to the Bridle and then up the Chown to West Ridge. Our return was down West Ridge to Tate and then back on the Golden Spike.
Valley Spokesmen club ride starting at San Ramon Central Park and heading over to Livermore with a return on Stanley to Pleasanton and back through the BART station.
Second conditioning ride by the Feather Pedals group of the Valley Spokesmen club in preparation for the Cinderella Classic ride. Today we started from the Sycamore Ave. Park&Ride lot in Danville and headed up to Blackhawk, through the Diablo country club, and the Roundhill country club in Alamo. After a brief stop at Livorna Park we continued to Rudgear Rd.
Valley Spokesmen club ride held on odd-numbered Fridays from San Ramon Central Park. Today we headed south on Alcosta to Old Ranch and continued on the Alamo Creek/Canal trail to Dublin. We then turned back north through San Ramon and took the Blvd. up to Alamo with a snack stop at Cherubini's. Our return was down the Iron Horse back to the start.