Date Sent: July 16, 2010
Subject: Giving Back (Again)
From: John Bondon
This is a resend of the email that went out this past Tuesday. In my haste to get this information out I mistakenly referenced the wrong website address in the second link for the Trail Dogs. My apologies for any confusion that may have caused. Therefore I am resending this email with the corrected link.
I think we are very fortunate to live and play in the Bay Area. Yes it's an expensive place to live, compared to the rest of the nation,
but honestly, our region has so much to offer, it's hard for me to imagine living anywhere else.
Be it the variety of climates, terrain, culture, and, of course, open space.
If you don't venture outside of the Bay Area it is easy to take what we have for granted.
And far too easy for us to assume that every other region has what we have.
The Trail Dogs have a maintenance project coming up next Tuesday morning, July 20th at 9AM for anyone who is interested in helping out. They will be tackling Acalanes Ridge, part of the Walnut Creek Open Space. Visit their website at http://www.eastbaytraildogs.org/AcalanesRidgeJul20.html for more information.
Another group that performs this type of work not only here in the East Bay, but in other parts of the state as well, is Volunteers for Outdoor California. They will be tackling the Sycamore Trail at Las Trampas in San Ramon the weekend of July 23-25. But unlike other service groups, VOC turns this into a full work by day / camp overnight experience. You might even bring the whole family (14 years of age and older) to help out! Las Trampas walkins are welcome but for better planning by the event organizers, pre-registration is appreciated and preferred. For more information visit their website at http://v-o-cal.org/projects/LasTrampas.html.
A Preview of our upcoming hikes, by the hike leader(s):
Andrew says of the upcoming Briones Reservoir Overlook hike hike on Sunday, July 18 at 9:00 AM: "This is a fun hike that is not difficult. Bring some snacks to share at the boat launch.".
Howard says of the upcoming Mission Peak Regional Preserve hike on Saturday, July 24 at 6:30 PM: "Enjoy a full-moon hike to Mission Peak in Fremont. Strenuous, but should be worth the effort. Bring a flashlight and wear layers because it could be cold and windy at the peak.. ".
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. In the event of rain, please check with the hike leader as to whether the hike will proceed as planned.
Happy Trails! :)
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