Meet at the roadside pullout area on the west side of Skyline Boulevard, 3.6 miles north of Highway 9 or 3.3 miles south of Page Mill Road. If you are coming from the north on Skyline Blvd., the pullout is just past Portola Heights Road on the right. From the south, the pullout is near the Palo Alto city limits sign on the right. There is additional parking across Skyline Blvd. at the Grizzly Flat trailhead (Santa Clara County Park).
On this scenic riparian and woodland hike your docents Bill and Marilyn Bauriedel, and Farhana Kazi will guide you in a tree identification exercise. You’ll create your own personalized key to several species of native trees. Under the cool canopy along Peters Creek, you’ll observe and document in brief phrases, sketches, and photos the characteristic shapes, colors, textures, and patterns of Douglas fir, big leaf maple, alder, madrone, oak, and other tree species. The leisurely hike route includes the Ridge, Peters Creek and Long Ridge Trails.
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