Date Sent: November 30, 2006
Subject: New Web Feature - Post your Own Hike!
From: John Bondon
It's finally here! After 3 years of dreaming about it, and promising it would come "someday", that "someday" has finally arrived! You may have noticed a new link on the UPCOMING HIKES page, and with it the premiere of a new feature for our hike leaders. Simply put, it is the ability for hike leaders to post their own hikes! Up until now, I have been the only person able to do so. Hike leaders used to email all the details of proposed hikes. I would then copy and paste this information into the database that runs the website -- a very time consuming and tedious process. The two new hikes currently listed on the website for this weekend were posted using this new web based functionality.
In order to access this new feature, you first must be logged in and recognized by the website as a member. Currently the only way to "log in" is to respond to an RSVP request, which will then plant a cookie onto your computer. The website uses this cookie to identify and remember you on subsequent visits, thus offering members a slightly different menu selection. To get to the new "Plan A Hike" page, simply click on the UPCOMING HIKES page once you are "logged on" and recognized as a member by the website. When you are recognized as a member, the "About" menu link disappears and becomes the "RSVP" link instead. In the near future I will offer a formal username/password login screen, but that hasn't been built yet. My next to-do project. :)
Speaking of upcoming hikes, we again have two offered this weekend, starting with Paul's latest hike on Lime Ridge. Paul mentions that he can pick up 4 people from the Pleasant Hill BART station near the ticket machines at 10:45 a.m. Saturday , just call him in advance to arrange if you are interested. Then on Sunday, Andrew and Howard lead a hike along the Elderberry Trail at Las Trampas. This is a dog friendly hike, for those interested in bringing the favorite pet along, and parking in the main (paved) lot is free!
The Saturday hike starts at 11AM; the Sunday hike at 10AM.
You'll find more details about these upcoming hikes, including driving directions, posted on the East Bay Casual Hiking website.
Happy Trails! :)
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