Grateful Dead Series #1 - He's Gone  LbNA # 9928

OwnerAdoptable    
Placed DateAug 8 2004
CountyAlameda
LocationPleasanton/Sunol, CA
Boxes1
Planted Bypunkin heads    
Found By fleetwood7
Last Found Dec 3 2009
StatusFFFFFFFFFFFa  
Hike Distance?

Rat in a drain ditch, caught on a limb, you know better but I know him.
Like I told you, what I said, Steal your face right off your head.

Now he's gone, now he's gone, Lord he's gone, he's gone.
Like a steam locomotive, rollin' down the track
He's gone, gone, nothin's gonna bring him back...He's gone.

Nine mile skid on a ten mile ride, hot as a pistol but cool inside.
Cat on a tin roof, dogs in a pile,
Nothin' left to do but smile, smile, smile!!!!

Now he's gone, now he's gone Lord he's gone, he's gone.
Like a steam locomotive, rollin' down the track
He's gone, gone, nothin's gonna bring him back...He's gone.
- Robert Hunter

Well we are planting this on the day before the anniversary of his death in a place near the locomotive tracks, it is a fun trip for kids because the Niles Canyon Railway is nearby (this is the San Francisco/Bay Area route of the first transcontinental railroad) they do four rides a day on Sundays in the summer. The walk is level, but it is hot here in the summers and watch out for poison oak.

Highway 680 south to Calaveras Road (Hwy 84 West)
Turn right on Main Street, this will take you into the town of Sunol, when you get to the train station, turn right across the track then right on Foothill Road, follow Foothill for about 3 miles, you will see a lot on the left, Pleasanton Ridge parking area (this is the Oak Tree Staging Area). When you pull into the parking lot turn to the right, you will go through the gate at the end (be sure to close it, this is a cattle grazing area). Follow the main trail about ¼ to ½ mile, until the trail splits, there will be a large oak between to two trails, stop at this oak and turn left, on the hill you will see a series of dead stumps, look for the largest one and look inside.

When you rehide, please make sure the branch is wedged so it doesn't fall to the bottom!

This is the first in the series, keep your eye out for more!