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Date Sent:      March 06, 2009
Subject:           Saturday and Sunday hiking this Daylight Saving Weekend
From:               John Bondon
Andrew reports of last week's Las Trampas hike with Howard:
    We had 20 hikers and 2 dogs for the hike today. Trail was dry and we even saw some sun. A mix of new faces and familiar faces. A very pleasant day for hiking. We stayed in the park because of the dogs. Looking down at the parking lot from the ridgetop, several hikers were impressed. "You mean we started way down there?" It's amazing what we can do if we just focus on what is in front of us.

The weather forecast looks good for hiking for the next couple of weekends and this weekend we have 2 hikes offered, thanks to Paul and Andrew.

paul says of the upcoming Mt Diablo WaterFall Trail hike on Saturday, March 7 at 11:00 AM: " It's time for the spring pilgrimage to the Mt. Diablo waterfalls. This will be a RAIN OR SHINE HIKE so be prepared with proper clothing and shoes. The long range forecast calls for rain in the morning with possible partial clearing by afternoon. The hike will be at a slow to moderate pace lasting about 4 hours with periodic breaks including a lunch break. We will gain 1200 ft. You need to be sure-footed and not have an overwhelming fear of heights. A little mud will be encountered initially. Happy trails!".

Andrew says of the upcoming Ygnacio Canal Trail to Contra Costa Canal Trail Loop (paved) hike on Sunday, March 8 at 10:00 AM: "Since Daylight Savings Time is starting, it must be Spring. Let's enjoy it.".

Don't forget to set your clocks one hour forward when you turn in for bed Saturday night. Daylight Savings Time officially begins Sunday morning at 2AM.

You'll find more details about each of these upcoming hikes, including starting time and directions to the trailhead, posted on the East Bay Casual Hiking website.

Happy Trails! :)

Happy Trails,


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