Meeting in front of Sugar & Spice at 8:00 A.M. leaving promptly at 8:05. Wednesday is a nature hike for intermediate to advanced nature lovers. Being in good health, being fit and able to keep up with this group is advised. Although we do stop to smell the roses many times, our hikes sometimes tend to be rough hiking, long 4+plus hours at times and/or steep walking.
We car pool to our destination this time to the highlands of Palo Alto to begin our hike. This seldom used gravel dirt road is a wonderful nature hike during the rainy season, as it has tall tall trees filled to gills with bromeliads, epiphytes, rolling hills, creeks are flowing alongside and cattle always dot the picturesque 50 shades of green hillsides.
We hike up to the Tree Trek and stop in the restaurant as our resting spot. Bring money to purchase a drink or snack. This hike will last 3 plus hours.
Pack rain gear, water, snack, hat/cap, dress in layers (Palo Alto tends to be chilly for some), camera, bug spray, binocs; wear hiking shoes and bring along your hiking sticks.