Our typical Saturday morning walks are up West Dunne Avenue and the maintenance access road to the water tank on El Toro, the distinctive hill that overlooks Morgan Hill on the west side of Santa Clara Valley. Round trip time is about 1-1/2 hours. This walk took place on the morning of 18 May 2002.
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|The Morgan Hill Walking Group huffs and puffs up the access road to the water tank on El Toro, Morgan Hill, California. From left: Jerry Ashley, Andrew Poth, Gene Cruz, Marie Lamb, Kaddie Ashley, Margaret Ratay. Photo by Dennis Ratay.
|View of Morgan Hill from the water tank on El Toro. Elevation is about 980 ft. MSL, or 630 ft. above the valley floor Photo by Dennis Ratay.
|View of Paradise Valley and Chesbro Reservoir, with Santa Cruz Mountains beyond, from south flank of El Toro. Photo by Dennis Ratay
|Group members stop to enjoy the view of Paradise Valley, and to pick foxtails from their socks. Photo by Dennis Ratay
|Margaret and Kaddie head down the hill on an old fire access road. Photo by Dennis Ratay.