Once again, we're holding the event at the Ridge View camp site, which is about a mile and a quarter walk from the parking area. When you get there, you can sit down to a delicious western-style breakfast of scrambled eggs, pork link sausage or vegetarian patty sausage, hot-off-the-grill homemade drop biscuits, country fried potatoes, orange juice, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and incredibly yummy fresh local strawberries dusted with powdered sugar. During breakfast you will be entertained by Cactus Bob and Prairie Flower.
Afterwards, you can relax and bask in the soothing beauty of a sunny spring morning on Pine Ridge. If you're so inclined, you can even roll up your sleeves and help us wash dishes.
The walk to the Ridge View camping area will take you about 45 minutes, maybe a little longer if you take time to admire the wildflowers. Transportation to the breakfast will be provided for older folks, people with small children, and any other people who might find it difficult to get there on foot. Special transportation arrangements will be available for people with special needs (call the park for information at 408-779-2728).
There is a parking fee for day-use of $8 per car ($7 senior rate if someone in your vehicle is at least 62 years old). If you're part of a large group of people, please carpool to save yourselves some money and help us conserve parking space.
- Things that aren't allowed at the breakfast: flower-picking, pets (other than the human kind), mother-in-law jokes (unless they're really funny).
- Things that are encouraged at the breakfast: lollygagging, wool-gathering, cloud-watching, kid tickling.
- Transportation is extremely limited so please plan to walk if you are able! Wet roads will cancel the shuttle as the roads become impassable!
- If there is bad weather on Mother's Day we will hold the breakfast in the white barn and surrounding areas. Hopefully we can hold the breakfast at Ridge View as usual but we must be prepared for anything.
To reach the Ridge View camp site, walk the Live Oak Trail from the entrance parking lot to the Visitor Center. Next, hike the Corral Trail to Manzanita Point Road then about 1/4 mile to the camp site (see map below). See below for directions to the Coe Park Headquarters Visitor Center.