Nov. 2014 Advocate – DART takes a hike

DART organizes hike in Crystal Springs watershed

by John Searle, DART President

The local DART (District Association of Retired Teachers) chapter organized a small mixed group of faculty, both retired and current, and two Stanford nurses, to take advantage of a docent-led hike into the local watershed area above the Crystal Springs Reservoir this past June. Traditionally off limits, it was an easy four miles in and four miles out.  The weather cooperated, beginning with the traditional fog/mist, which soon broke to give us a gorgeous sunny day, with views to match. We hope to repeat the hike next year with a larger contingent of participants.  Look at the photo from the hike (below) to be inspired to join us next time.
The next DART activity planned is a social afternoon, with food and beverages, to usher in the new 2015 year. The details are in the works, but the date is set for January 8,  2015, and will most likely be at the College View clubhouse next to the District Office.

Hikers (from left) Thuy and Theresa (nurses), Kim Lim, current Skyline librarian, Gladys Chaw (retired CSM librarian) and John Searle (retired CSM chemistry professor and DART President

A view during the hike of a hidden lake in the watershed area above the Crystal Springs Reservoir