Reflections of Coal Mine Ridge
CMR Oral History - Jane Ames
Jane Ames, longtime former resident of Portola Valley and first Chair of the town Trails Committee, led the three-year-long volunteer project to build Toyon trail, closely following Herb Dengler's inspired design. In this interview she speaks eloquently of her role and the work of others in the creation of Toyon trail as well as the development of other trails on Coal Mine Ridge. Her descriptions help bring to life the contributions of many whose names have become part of the history of the early days of Portola Valley.