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Previous Hikes Included:
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NOTE: This will probably be my last hike for the year, as I will be out of town during the month of December.

Brushy Peak Regional Preserve: Brushy Peak Preserve
Sunday, November 20, 2005 @ 10:30 AM
NOTE: A 4 mile, easy hike with ~600' of elevetion gain There is another 2+ mile hike that is actually tougher than the 4 miler we could do, if there is any interest.

Lafayette Reservoir: Lafayette Reservoir Rim Trail
Sunday, November 13, 2005 @ 10:30 AM
NOTE: Meet at the bathrooms adjacent to the parking lot. I'll be wearing a purple shirt.

Round Valley Regional Preserve: Miwok Trail
Sunday, November 06, 2005 @ 10:30 AM
NOTE: We do not carry cell phones, so we cannot provide assistance sunday morning. If anyone needs assistance prior to that, use my email address or phone 925-484-4205. Right now the forecast is good, but if it changes and we have to cancel I will contact you by 5:00 PM saturday. This is a very low probability because you can do this hike in a light rain.

Redwood Regional Park: Skyline Gate
Saturday, November 05, 2005 @ 11:00 AM
NOTE: This will be a moderately fast-paced but short hike in Redwood Regional Park, with redwoods, views, and possibly ladybugs. View the Evite here.

Mt. Diablo: Borges Ranch (from Macedo)
Sunday, October 30, 2005 @ 10:00 AM

Briones Reservoir: Briones Reservoir Loop
Sunday, October 23, 2005 @ 10:01 AM
NOTE: Note: permit required!!!

Las Trampas Regional Wilderness: Las Trampas Peak
Sunday, October 23, 2005 @ 10:00 AM

Mt. Diablo State Park: Wall Point hike (Macedo Ranch)
Sunday, October 16, 2005 @ 10:00 AM
NOTE: Celebrate this great weather with a great hike. This is similiar to the Lafayette Reservoir upper rim trail. I would rate it "moderate".

Las Trampas Regional Wilderness: Remington Hike
Sunday, October 09, 2005 @ 11:00 AM
NOTE: A great cardio hike! Late morning start time.

Redwood Regional Park: Redwood Road Entrance
Sunday, September 25, 2005 @ 11:00 AM
NOTE: Meet outside the entrance at the Redwood Park sign. Contact Paul if you would like to carpool from the Walnut Creek/Concord area.

: Shell Ridge Hike (via Pleasant Hill BART)
Saturday, September 17, 2005 @ 11:00 AM
NOTE: We will meet at Pleasant Hill BART and caravan together from there to Shell Ridge.

EBMUD: Diablo View
Saturday, September 10, 2005 @ 10:00 AM

EBMUD: Canal Trail Past Heather Farms (Pleasant Hill BART)
Wednesday, September 07, 2005 @ 6:30 PM
NOTE: Member James wrote about this hike in his blog; you can read it here

Briones Regional Park: Briones Crest
Saturday, September 03, 2005 @ 11:00 AM

Angel Island State Park: Angel Island
Sunday, August 14, 2005 @ 10:00 AM
NOTE: The last ferry leaves Angel Island at 5 PM but I think we should shoot for the 4 PM one. That means if we catch the 10 AM ferry to Angel Island we will be hiking, eating and chatting from 10:30 to 4 or about 5 and 1/2 hours. My friend, Harold, will be leading this hike and knows a lot of the history of Angel Island.

Meet at the ferry dock/pier in Tiburon. It overlooks the water and is about 200 feet off the street in between Tiburon Blvd. and the bay.

NOTE: Take a trip back in time to the old west on this hike!

Redwood Regional Park: Skyline Gate
Sunday, July 17, 2005 @ 11:30 AM
NOTE: Re-Scheduled -- AGAIN!

EBMUD: Concord Vietnam Memorial Hike
Monday, July 04, 2005 @ 10:00 AM
NOTE: A short 2 hour hike. Moderate to easy terrain, ending at the Vietnam Memorial atop the vista point at Newhall Park in Concord.

MMWD: Town of Ross to Potrero Meadow
Sunday, July 03, 2005 @ 11:00 AM
NOTE: Meet at the southwest corner of Lagunitas Road and Ross Commons.

Wild Acres Resort: Hunsaker Canyon
Saturday, July 02, 2005 @ 10:00 AM
NOTE: There is a dirt area for parking just before the private resort. Gather and meet in this "public area" for the hike.

Black Diamond Mines: Nortonville Loop
Sunday, June 26, 2005 @ 9:00 AM

EBMUD: Lake Chabot
Sunday, June 19, 2005 @ 10:00 AM
NOTE: Meet in the parking lot. We will hike the West Shore Trail. Hike is about 4 miles with some hills.

NOTE: Meet in front of the Mitchell Canyon Interpretive Center. Parking is $3 (exact change) and you will need a pen to fill out the self-parking envelope.

Mt. Diablo: Four Peaks Hike
Sunday, June 12, 2005 @ 8:30 AM
NOTE: I estimate approx 17 miles and 10 hours total distance and time, respectively.

EBMUD: Chapparal Loop
Monday, May 30, 2005 @ 9:00 AM

Mt. Diablo: Mitchell Canyon to Deer Flat
Saturday, May 28, 2005 @ 10:30 AM
NOTE: Meet by the trail sign at the south end of the parking lot next to the locked gate. Parking is $3 (exact change) and you will need a pen to fill out the self-parking envelope. National Weather Service forecasts Saturday to be the coolest day this weekend, but it still will be warm. Bring at least 1 1/2 liters of water per person, hat, sun block, and snacks.


NOTE: Meet near the fish cleaning table on the left side of the parking lot (facing the reservoir).
CANCELLED due to wet weather.
We will reschedule this for a later time.


Round Valley Regional Preserve: Miwok Trail
Sunday, May 01, 2005 @ 10:00 AM

NOTE: Rain cancels. Phone my cell phone after 9AM for an update.

EBMUD: Point Isabel
Sunday, April 17, 2005 @ 10:00 AM
NOTE: There is a parking/staging area at the end of the street. Meet by the "dog watering" fountain and sign kiosk at the trailhead entrance. No parking fee that I know of.

Mt. Diablo: Eagle Peak via Twin Peaks
Sunday, April 17, 2005 @ 9:55 AM
NOTE: Rain cancels. Cameras recommended!
Meet at the Regency Gate trailhead inside the park just across from the Mountaire Parkway or Regency Drive street parking (you can use either). I can give a ride to a few people from Walnut Creek Bart if needed. Please contact me (David) if you'd like to take me up this.

Castle Rock Regional Recreation Area: Castle Rock
Saturday, April 16, 2005 @ 10:30 AM
NOTE: Have you seen the Castle Rocks and the "Great Wall of China"? This will be a moderate hike with the option of visiting the Castle Rocks, themselves.

EBRPD: Point Pinole Regional Shoreline
Sunday, April 10, 2005 @ 10:00 AM
NOTE: We will take the a loop walk consisting of the Cooks Point Trail, leading to the Marsh Trail and concluding with the Bay View Trail. The estimated distance is right around 4 miles and should easily be accomplished in less than three hours. The group should meet in the parking lot which is right off of Giant Highway.

Briones Regional Park: Lafayette Ridge Trail
Sunday, April 03, 2005 @ 10:00 AM
NOTE: Rain cancels. Don't forget to set your clock FORWARD ONE HOUR!

Las Trampas Regional Wilderness: Las Trampas
Saturday, March 26, 2005 @ 1:00 PM
NOTE: TIME CHANGE. Note that we'll be starting from the paved Parking Lot this time. We will hike up the paved trail, then along the ridge and loop back.

Mt. Diablo: Mount Diablo (Summit Hike)
Sunday, March 20, 2005 @ 8:00 AM

Mt. Diablo State Park: Mt Diablo WaterFall Trail
Sunday, March 13, 2005 @ 10:00 AM

Walnut Creek Open Space: Ohlone Trail Loop
Sunday, March 06, 2005 @ 10:30 AM
NOTE: Dogs are permitted on the first part of this route, but not once inside the widlife preserve gates.

NOTE: In case of rain, phone my cell phone to find out if we are still hiking. Heavy downpour CANCELS; light sprinkling, I plan to show up anyway. :)

EBMUD: Lafayette to Moraga Trail (paved)
Sunday, February 13, 2005 @ 10:00 AM
NOTE: In case of rain, phone my cell phone to find out if we are still hiking.

Regional Trails: Ygnacio Canal Trail @ Arbolado Park
Sunday, February 06, 2005 @ 10:00 AM

NOTE: We'll walk north towards Walnut Creek, then turn back at Rudgear.

Mt. Diablo: Mount Diablo (Summit Hike)
Saturday, January 08, 2005 @ 8:00 AM
NOTE: CANCELLED due to anticipated bad weather.
We will reschedule this for a later time.


Round Valley Regional Preserve: Miwok Trail
Sunday, January 02, 2005 @ 11:00 AM
NOTE: CANCELLED due to weather.
Since this will be my first time hiking this location, let's explore it together! :) Due to the distance out Marsh Creek to get there for those of us traveling from the Walnut Creek side, we'll meet a little later than usual (11AM).


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