January 2015 Trail Run - Castle Rock

Castle Rock State Park --- Sunday, January 11, 2015  --- Views & Waterfall!!

For our first Monthly Trail Run of 2015, let's run this high rocky ridge above Saratoga as, with the forecasted clear weather, we will enjoy grand vistas over Big Basin and out to the Pacific and Monterey. As well, the run back is mostly an even and runnable uphill grade on excellent trail - its a great workout!

And the waterfall will be flowing! Walkers are welcome to join us too, the vistas and waterfall are all a reasonably easy walk from the trail head.

When Sunday, January 11, 2015. Meet at 8:20am for an 8:30am start.

Carpool meet at 7:45am in the Costco parking lot on Rengstorff Avenue in Mountain View near 101. We meet in the area of the parking lot that is close to the McDonalds.

Where Castle Rock State Park, 15000 Skyline Blvd, Los Gatos, CA 95030. There is limited free parking on the side of Skyline Blvd just south of the park entrance. Or pay $8 per vehicle (or a pass) to park in the State Parks lot. BTW, the Park Brochure is pretty interesting pointing out interesting rock formations, some of which we will visit, and other unique aspects of the park.

How to get there Take 101 or 280 South to 85 South. Follow 85 south and exit at Sunnyvale-Saratoga Road. Follow Sunnyvale-Saratoga Road south to Saratoga, turn right on Highway 9 toward Saratoga Gap. At Saratoga Gap turn left on Skyline Blvd. (Hwy 35) and follow it for 2.6 miles to the park entrance.

What A long run (9.2 miles) and an intermediate run (about 6.5 miles). These are remote trail runs and each runner must carry at least one water bottle. Runners potluck after the run, so please bring food or drink to share.

Contact Ron Wolf - parc dot ron at gmail dot com

Trail Directions We'll distribute maps like the following at the start of the run -- click on the map for a higher resolution version.

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