Big Dish

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Access through Piers Lane in Menlo Park to Stanford’s Big Dish will be closed October 22 – 25, 2018, due to the Lagunita Diversion Dam Removal and Creek Restoration Project.

Access through Frenchman’s Gate on Junipero Serra Blvd. to the Dish will be closed through the end of October due to roadway construction in the vicinity.

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Spotted: Wildlife, warnings and dawn on the Dish

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The clouds were pretty going up the Big Dish pathway this morning shortly after dawn. A warning sign at the gate alerted walkers and joggers of recent mountain lion sightings and the high fire danger. The only creature spotted today was a young buck that scampered down the hill and across the pathway. Given the […]

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Spotted: Notice that Big Dish closure is delayed a week

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Dish devotees can jog/walk the Stanford hills next week. The closure is now scheduled to begin on July 28 rather than July 21.

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Big Dish will be closed for two weeks starting July 21

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Locals used to getting a daily or weekly Big Dish fix will need to find other hills to walk or jog up and down when the Big Dish area on the Stanford campus closes for two weeks starting July 21. After undergoing maintenance, it is scheduled to re-open on August 4. “The Dish area has […]

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Spotted: Young coyotes and Buck deer roaming the Dish

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Hey Menlo folks who enjoy walking or jogging the Dish. While the turkeys that are normally out in abundance were no where to be seen early this morning, we got a special show from two young coyotes — we’re guessing this year’s litter — and a Buck deer. Neither coyotes nor deer seemed the least […]

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Spotted: Dozens of turkey chicks atop Big Dish

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Jogging along the ridge leading to the Big Dish this morning, a number of pairs of turkeys and their offspring emerged from the tall grass, eyeing the oncoming human traffic that was coming in both directions. Looking left and then right, the eventually scurried across to the other side. Note to Menlo Park Dish users: […]

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Big Dish area will be closed for five days in August

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The popular walking destination for Menlo Park residents, Stanford’s Big Dish area, will be closed Monday, August 15 through Friday, August 19. We’re using that announcement to showcase some of InMenlo contributing photographer Irene Searles photos of the area’s creatures. The closure will allow for coordinated maintenance activities in and around the area. According to a […]

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Big Dish set to close for a month beginning July 13

The Big Dish, the popular walking area frequented by Menlo Park residents, will be closed for a variety of construction and maintenance for a month. A potable water line will be constructed in the vicinity of the Alpine Gate in Menlo Park, the road between the Alpine Gate and the Dish structure will be repaved, and […]

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Heads up to local walkers and runners – Dish closed Sunday, Feb. 16 until 1:00 pm

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Spotted: Notice that Big Dish area will be closed

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Attention Menlo Park walkers and runners. The popular Big Dish pathways will be closed next week for three days following the Memorial Day holiday. Here’s the sign we spotted on an early Monday morning jog.

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Spotted: Paper chain Menlo Moms walking the Dish

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This photo was taken by Menlo Park resident Sheri Baer around 6:30 pm one evening this week as we ran/walked the Dish. Spotting the shadows of ourselves, we loved our long legs and fabulous friendship.  Chris Hansen was the third friend. Photo by Sheri Baer

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