Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve – Shootout

Coyote Valley Trail | Photo by Susan Brazelton

Coyote Valley Trail | Photo by Susan Brazelton

Date: April 2, 2016 | Time: 7:30AM – 11:00AM

This newly opened preserve includes a four-mile trail that meanders past serpentine rocks, under oak canopies, and through grassy hillsides. It includes several scenic overlooks with sweeping views of the Coyote Valley and beyond, including Mount Hamilton and Mount Umunhum, and Calero Reservoir. Expect to see wildflowers in bloom for macro and close-up photos, and wide-angle expansive vistas. All cameras will work well on this trail, from smartphones to full frames.

This is a challenging hike with several long, uphill stretches. Participants may hike the entire loop, or shorten it, going out-and-back. No dogs are allowed. Wear sturdy shoes/hiking boots. A restroom is located near the parking lot. Please check the preserve’s website for full trail details: Coyote Valley Trails. After the hike we will meet at the picnic tables, also near the parking lot, for brunch. Bring food for yourself and something to share.

Contact Susan Brazelton to RSVP who will email you with the exact meeting location and additional resources. The shootout will run from 7AM to 11:30AM. Directions: From Monterey Hwy. or Santa Teresa/Hale, turn West on Palm Avenue. The preserve entrance and parking lot are at the end of Palm Avenue.

After the shootout club members can upload their best images to the club’s Shootout flickr® group pool. Title your images “Coyote Valley” and tag or keyword them with the date “02APR16“. If you are a club member but not a member of flickr® learn how to join here.

Take only pictures, leave nothing behind!

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