Sunday, February 17 1:00pm to 4:30pm
Approximate Total Miles: 
4.6
  • Moderate Hike

Writers and philosophers across the ages have found inspiration, wisdom, and peace through time spent in nature. Join their ranks on this moderately-paced hike along the Peters Creek and Long Ridge Trails accompanied by the words and spirits of John Muir, Alice Walker, Aristotle, and others. You’ll discuss various philosophies with fellow hikers and docents Anna Lee and Ping Li, then discover your own insights through journaling or quiet contemplation during an extended break at the Wallace Stegner Memorial Bench. You’re encouraged to bring a journal, a writing implement, and/or your favorite nature quotes to kindle reflection and discussion.

Where to Meet: 

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).

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