Friday, November 27, 9:30 am, Buy Nothing Day
Meet at the Trudeau Training Center just south of the intersection of Skyline and Crestmont in westernmost Redwood Regional Park. We will start through the Serpentine Prairie, and then take the Golden Spike Trail downhill. When we have nearly reached the main stream channel by the entry kiosk, we will cross Redwood Road to proceed on the MacDonald Trail to more open country. This is a beginner-level, general field trip, and I will make time for folks who want to stop to test plant-keying skills, take photos, or look at bryophytes. Depending on weather and energy levels, perhaps we will return to the Trudeau Center by the longer but more gradual ascent along Toyon, Baccharis and West Ridge Trails. If you wish, you may RSVP via Meetup.com/ebcnps. Rain will move the trip to Saturday.
Driving Directions: From Highway 13, exit at Joaquin Miller Road and proceed uphill on Joaquin Miller all the way to its other end at the traffic light intersection with Skyline. If you proceed straight through the light you will be on southbound Skyline. The first building on the left side of Skyline (and the only one for several blocks) is the Trudeau Training Center. Street parking is legal here, but you can also park in the lot. Meet next to the south end of the parking lot.
Mass Transit Directions: From Fruitvale BART, take AC Transit # 39 all the way uphill on Lincoln, when it will turn south on Skyline. The # 39 bus stops at Fruitvale and MacArthur, a convenient place for transfers, on its way to Skyline. Get off at Crestmont and Skyline, practically across the street from the Trudeau Training Center.