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).
Poet John Keats called autumn in England “the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness” – the same is true in California. Ripe berries and acorns attract animals, and bright yellow maple leaves brighten the forest. If it’s clear, there’ll be views of the Pacific Ocean from the Stegner Bench. This will be a moderately-paced hike with frequent stops guided by docents Susan Bernhard and Maureen Draper along the Peter’s Creek and Long Ridge Trails. You’ll hear too how other poets describe and revel in autumn. Engaged and capable children are welcome.
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