Montara Mountain Ramble

Organized by the Stanford Outing Club

Photos by Neil Mishalov

On 11 February 2006, we did a 12.5 mile hike on Montara Mountain

We started this little ramble at SAN PEDRO VALLEY SAN MATEO COUNTY PARK at about 10:15 a.m., and hiked on the Brooks Creek Trail to the MONTARA MOUNTAIN TRAIL and then to McNEE RANCH STATE PARK. Then, after a quick lunch on the BEACH, we turned around and hiked back on the same trail network to our starting point. There was a total elevation gain of 3,200 feet; 26 hikers participated in the hike. The leader of this hike was Jane Ohgami.

All photographs were taken with a Canon S50 camera

Images and Text Copyright © Neil Mishalov


Topographic Map of the Area with a GPS Tracked Route Superimposed

Hike data gathered with a Garmin 60Cx GPS RECEIVER

Topographic mapping program for Macintosh OSX by NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

Satellite Photo Map of the Area with a GPS Tracked Route Superimposed

If you have Google Earth for Macintosh OSX or Windows XP/2000, you can view this hike in a 3 dimensional interface of Planet Earth. Simply download this very small KMZ file (MONTARA-MOUNTAIN-RAMBLE.KMZ) to your computer, unzip the file and click on it. Google Earth is a free download; you can get it HERE.

Google Earth satellite mapping program for Macintosh OSX

GPS data converters by GPS VISUALIZER and GPSBABEL

The Montara State Beach lunch stop

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Dr. Jane Ohgami, the fearless leader of this hike San Pedro Valley area of Pacifica
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Heading to the Pacific Ocean. Note the fog bank above the ocean
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The construction work is at the southern terminus of the Devil's Slide Tunnel project Another view of the southern portion of the Devil's Slide Tunnel project Highway 1 and the Pacific Ocean, looking south
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Rambling down the trail Heading to our lunch spot
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Heading back to the start of the hike. A fog bank is rolling in
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Up, up, up. This was a steep climb Regrouping at the high point of the hike (1,350 feet) Cecilia
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Mei "Oh no, did we lose another hiker?

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This page created on 12 February 2006. All photographs copyright 2006, by NEIL MISHALOV