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Skyline becomes Christmas card country

Original post made on Jan 24, 2008

Between 3 to 6 inches of snow is expected in Bay Area hills and mountains above 2,000 feet today, adding to powder that has already fallen during this week's storm, according to the National Weather Service. <B>Photos by Paul Llewellyn/Palo Alto Weekly.</B>

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Posted by Emily
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jan 24, 2008 at 11:50 am

This is exciting for the elementary kids! We haven't been able to get away and see the snow yet. Does anyone have a recommendation on where exactly to go and play in the snow this afternoon?

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Posted by Paul
a resident of another community
on Jan 24, 2008 at 1:48 pm

The best place to go play in the snow in my opinion is the intersection of Hwy 35 and Hwy 9 also know as the Saratoga Gap. That Seems to be the spot that gets the most snow. There is a parking area there that is used by mountain bikers and hikers so people can enjoy the snow there and stay off the roads too. Also just a bit north of there on Hwy 35 is a trail just south of Ward Road, part of the open space preserve, I think, that you can walk up and get to some snow too. The snow is coming and going and coming and going with the weather we're having at the moment and the roads sometimes are getting closed too.

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Posted by TR
a resident of Palo Alto Orchards
on Jan 24, 2008 at 4:57 pm

Cehck the traffic reports before you go. Some of the roads that lead to local snow were closed today.

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Posted by Paul Metz
a resident of another community
on Jan 24, 2008 at 5:01 pm

Years ago, the parking lot for Castle Rock State Park (1 mile SE of HW 9 and HW 35) still had snow after Skyline was clear. However, for that you'd need to wait until Skyline is reopened.

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Posted by Parent
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jan 24, 2008 at 5:08 pm

Let us know if it was worth the drive.

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Posted by Emily
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jan 24, 2008 at 7:28 pm

We went to the parking lot at highway 9 and 35 (where you connect to Skyline trail, just before Castle Rock) and it was fabulous! There was about 8 inches of snow on the ground and it was still snowing. We took hot chocolate and hot Krispy Kremes and played until we froze. It's very much worth the drive.

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