Hikers in Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve / photo by Lanette Otvos

Literature, Lore, and Life Sciences

Hikers in Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve (Lanette Otvos)
December 4, 2021
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Long Ridge Preserve
Approximate Total Miles

Would a rose by any other name smell as sweet? Unpack the diverse symbolic and scientific meanings behind this and other familiar quotes from literature across the centuries and continents on this moderately-paced hike along Peter's Creek and Long Ridge Trails. Docent Naturalists Anna Lee and Susan Bernhard will guide you on an exploration of the many ways nature has inspired literature and lore throughout history, and the various paths through which humans have made sense and meaning of nature in our lives. Reservations are required and will be accepted on or after November 20 and will close December 3 at 2:00 p.m.

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).

Note: Regardless of vaccination status, all activity participants will be required to wear a mask when physical distancing cannot be maintained. Please review the additional COVID-19 safety protocols provided when you register for an activity.