Scout a route - February 2017 Trail Run - Lexington & Sierra Azul

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Scout a route - February 2017 Trail Run - Lexington & Sierra Azul

Time: February 11, 2017 from 8:15am to 11am
Location: Lexington Reservoir County Park Miller Point Parking Lot
Street: 10000 Alma Bridge Rd
City/Town: , Los Gatos, CA
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Event Type: trail, run
Organized By: Ron Wolf
Latest Activity: Feb 9, 2017

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Event Description

I have this somewhat ambitious idea for an epic route 
climbing up(!) from Lexington Dam onto the dramatic trails of the Sierra Azul OSP and all the way across the substantial ridge to Almaden Quicksilver County Park, 12 miles out. After that, most will want to shuttle back to the cars at Lexington. However, for those up for it, the really epic adventure would be to run BACK TO LEXINGTON! 24 miles & 7,000' vertical!! So, I'm thinking to organize that run for April. Let me know of your interest in that.

So, next Saturday (2/11) let's scout the starting/ending loop of that cross ridge route, starting from Lexington running up and into Sierra Azul with loop options of 6.5 or 9.5 miles. Or by adding an out and back at the far end of the longer loop, you can make this run as long as you like. For instance, here's a 13 mile route

​with 3,500' vertical(!!) going onto remote and seldom visited Mt. El Somboso.

That route also shows the 6 & 9 mile loops. These Plot A Route maps feature elevation, terrain, trail directions, and download waypoints.

So let's meet at Lexington Reservoir County Park Miller Point Parking Lot (off of Alma Bridge Rd) at 8:20am next Saturday for a short pre-run meeting with the intention to be on the trail at 8:30am.

Casual car pools will leave the Mountain View Costco at 7:45. Here's the route from the Costco to the trail head parking lot:

More details & updates at:

PS I'll be hiking the 6 mile loop & would welcome company.

Oh, for another time, here's the epic route:

Comment Wall

Comment by Hans Bernhardt on February 6, 2017 at 8:29pm

Ron YOU ARE A BEAUTIFUL MAN!  ;-)  I have been scoping this route for some time to do alone. But realized wisdom should prevail and I should minimally notify next of kin, let along have someone to pick me up at one end or the other.   In either case, glad you are doing this. Alas I have an even the evening before, and may not be able to join you. BUT I wanted to THANK YOU for putting this together. If I cannot be there, hope to hear a good story!  Cheers!  -Hans 

Comment by Ron Wolf on February 9, 2017 at 2:11pm

Oh Hans... ;-)

Anyway, this weekend (2/11/17) isn't for trying the whole thing. It's for scouting the West half of the route, so that when going back we have a better understanding of the challenge. It's pretty cool, that this entire 12 mile stretch is remote wilderness with no public roads or (I think) homes. So join us for that.


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