Hey DomTom and Phil, I'll keep you in the loop regarding the TRT plans. I did find a couple of hiking buddies from the Bay Area who want to join in as well. Perhaps we could meet up this spring somewhere for a hike, i am not adverse to driving to the foothills.
I am also from the SF Bay Area. West bay. Mostly the San Mateo area.
Where are you located? You may reply via e-mail if you wish.