Beginner/Novice/Back­ in shape Hikes/Walks

This is our 2nd week! We will be doing the Lafayette Reservoir paved trail again. It is a nice paved 2.7 mile walk. We might split into 2 groups. The faster/stronger group can do 2 laps or the upper rim? Will have to find a leader for stronger group because I will be with the more leisurely group.

We will meet in the main parking lot at 10:30 and head out on our walk around 10:40. The walk takes 45 mins to an hour. Parking is $7.00 for all day and there are some metered hourly spaces as well for 75 cents per 1/2 hour. (It may take quarters only, so come prepared!) Look for my car at the main entrance.  Either a dark blue boxy Scion xB or a white Toyota truck. I will have balloons taped to it.

3rd week will be at Mt. Wanda in Martinez. This hike is on a nice dirt fire trail. Only 3 miles with great views and if we time it right, there will be lots of wild flowers on the hillside!

4th week. Still trying to pick a good hike that has views that is around 5 miles. Will post it soon!! E-mail me with ideas. No promises if I will use your hike.

 

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  • Norma

    Beautiful weather...enjoyable walk. Thanks Francois!

    April 15, 2013

  • Margarita

    Great!!!

    April 15, 2013

  • Greg

    Great time to spend with friends talking and getting to know one another. Wish I could of went to lunch as I always have a fun time at meals with everyone.

    1 · April 14, 2013

  • beth b

    very nice group - I walked with the faster group, which was a good pace

    1 · April 14, 2013

  • Tom

    Nice day for a leisurely walk - and great people too.

    1 · April 14, 2013

  • Sara S.

    Very nice group of people! I felt very welcome and had a great time walking on this beautiful day.

    1 · April 14, 2013

  • Steve K

    I will b there at 1035.

    April 14, 2013

  • Sherry

    Running 10min behind, GPS says 10:54pm. Maybe I can catch up? I hav my doggie with me.

    April 14, 2013

  • Francois

    Everyone!! Please dress in layers! Just in case it is cloudy and cool.....

    April 14, 2013

    • Joe

      Hi...Unfortunately I will not be able to make the hike today. I hope to next time.

      April 14, 2013

  • Jennifer

    I'm going to change my RSVP to 'no' since I might not be able to make it. Going to try but don't want a 'no show'. If I don't see you all have a great walk!

    April 14, 2013

    • Francois

      Hope you can make it. If not maybe next Sunday.

      April 14, 2013

    • Jennifer

      I'm aiming for next Sunday. Going to try to get a walk in later, at least around my neighborhood to keep the motivation going. :). Have fun all!

      April 14, 2013

  • beth b

    Just saw a weather forecast, and it looks more like high 50s/ low 60s when we will be there. Yeah, I like your forecast better, Francois, but don't want people to under-dress :-)

    1 · April 14, 2013

  • Cheryl

    Forgot I have someone coming to help me with yeardwork this morning. Sorry to cancel!

    April 14, 2013

    • Francois

      Yuck! Yard work! Lol have fun.

      1 · April 14, 2013

  • Terry

    Hope to make this but not sure so will say no for now. Have to get errands done this AM and not sure I can be there on time . Great day for walk! Have fun!

    April 14, 2013

    • Francois

      No worries. Hope to see you. But if not, have a great day!

      April 14, 2013

  • Vi

    I am canceling- I woke up not feeling - I look forward to trying this next week.

    April 14, 2013

    • Francois

      Awww, hope you feel better.

      April 14, 2013

  • Francois

    The weather looks like perfect for walking!! Low 70's and mostly sunny!! Steve K has offered to help lead with the faster walkers and go counter clockwise around the lake. I will lead the more leisurely group clockwise around the lake and we will meet back up at the starting point!

    April 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is the one where getting a late start is more applicable :)

    1 · April 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Walking in the bright sunshine with warm friends is in heaven for a guy who works too much.

    1 · April 13, 2013

  • beth b

    I thought there was also a lunch/brunch afterwards, but now I can't find it. Is it still open, and if so, how do I RSVP?
    thx

    April 12, 2013

    • beth b

      thanks, just found it on my app. Oh, these smart phones... :-)

      April 12, 2013

    • Francois

      Woohoo! Glad you found it.

      April 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be trying out Stand Up Paddling in Livermore instead... maybe next time.

    April 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are dogs on leash acceptable on this trail?

    April 9, 2013

    • Francois

      Dogs: Dogs are allowed. Animal leashes may NOT be longer than 6 feet in length.

      April 9, 2013

  • Kelli V.

    i double booked myself with the Horse races...I'll catch up next time.

    April 8, 2013

    • Francois

      Good luck on the betting. Have fun!!!!!!!

      April 8, 2013

    • Greg

      Can you put me down for 5 bucks on the number 11 horse in the 14th race? I am just kidding of course as I don't think they would have that many races. Win big! Box your Exacta's and Baseball your 3 horse picks!! All these people gambling, I think I need to head to Vegas soon!!!

      1 · April 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like fun...but I'll be in Vegas. Maybe next time.

    April 8, 2013

  • Shiela

    any carpoolers from newark ? or along the freeway 580?

    April 2, 2013

    • Kelli V.

      I live in Danville and would love to car pool!!

      April 3, 2013

    • Dayna S.

      I'll be coming from union city, we can meet at the Denny's or target on Whipple if ou like.

      April 3, 2013

  • Cheryl

    Perfect for me. I just injured my back, and so i need to come back slowly....

    1 · March 30, 2013

  • Terry

    Sounds great to me. Love the Lafayette Rez...lower rim for me. :-)

    1 · March 23, 2013

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