June 13, 2009 · 11:00 AM
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We will be meeting at the Brazil Building. The Brazilian Room (Building) is located in Tilden Regional Park, Berkeley, on Wildcat Canyon at the intersection of Shasta Road.
Directions: From Highway 80: Take University Avenue exit in Berkeley. Follow University up (east) to Oxford. Left on Oxford to Rose. Right on Rose to Spruce. Left on Spruce on the top of the hill, cross the intersection, and Spruce becomes Wildcat Canyon Road. Continue for two miles and the Brazilian Room will be on your left. From Highway 24: At east end of Caldecott Tunnel, exit Fish Ranch Road up to Grizzly Peak Boulevard. Turn right and continue to Golf Course Road. Right again and continue to stop sign. Right on Shasta Road. Shasta dead-ends into Brazilian Room parking lot. Maps available at www.brazilianroom.org.
Here's an idea of some of the trails we will be hiking on: Selby trail to Wildcat Gorge trail. Run along a stream (water flows even in the summer, which is unusual in the Bay Area) on pine needle and Eucalyptus leave laden trails. Take Mineral Springs trail, then left on Seaview trail. Left on Curran, left on Wildcat, right on Lake Anza and Left on Selby trail to return to your starting point. I will probably add a bit more onto this loop which is only 3.5 miles at this point.
Park maps will be available at most trail heads but I recommend you print one out prior to the hike
See you on Saturday,