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Hike to Oakland Nature Friends Club for Oktoberfest

Directions/meeting point: (the meetup.com directions linked above are not always reliable) the meeting point will be at Palos Colorados Trailhead at the end of Joaquin Miller Ct in Oakland.   I'd recommend using this link to find our meeting point.  I'll send out my cell to RSVPs (but as always there is no guarantee of reception).  There is limiting parking at the trailhead, if it is full I would park along Mountain Blvd, be sure to obey no parking signs.

This week we'll be doing something a bit different, we are hiking to the Oakland Nature Friends club, an amazing location in the Oakland hills.  They are open to the public for their annual Oktoberfest celebration.  The festival will feature polka band, traditional group dances in traditional dress, a menu of traditional foods and, of course, excellent beers complete a fun-filled day for all ages.  Tickets to the event are $10 and can be purchased at the club on the day of the event.  If you would rather just join us at the club rather than hike, I am hosting the beer-drinking and polka part of the event for BABS.

We will hike through Joaquin Miller Park to the club.  We will circumnavigate Joachim Miller, via Palos Colorados, Chaparral, Big Trees, Sinawak, and Bishop's Walk, trails.

We'll then walk along Butters Drive to the club (the last 3/4 mile has no side walk, so be careful of oncoming traffic and walk single file! As with all my hikes everyone signs up at their own risk, and you assume all liability associated with the hike and carpooling to it (by RSVPing you agree to our conditions of membership).

Walking back we'll probably take a shorter route, depending on how much beer drinking and/or polkaing we've done.

I would rather not drive to this one (as with all events like this DO NOT drive if you plan on partaking of the beer at the Oktoberfest, something I'd quite like to do). If anyone has spare seat coming from SF that would be great, thanks. I live in NOPA but could get to anywhere in SF to be picked up (or take BART and meet at the station).

 

 

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  • carol

    awesome hike! thx again Gareth!

    October 7, 2013

  • Tomaj

    Great hike and great company!

    October 7, 2013

  • Larry D.

    1 · October 6, 2013

  • Larry D.

    1 · October 6, 2013

  • Ken

    I enjoyed the great food at Oktoberfest. I also enjoyed some great views on the hike.

    October 6, 2013

  • Gareth M.

    My phone number is[masked] (there was typo in email)

    October 6, 2013

  • Jessica R.

    Anybody want to bicycle or walk from Lake Merritt (5 miles), leaving around 12 or 1pm?

    October 5, 2013

  • Philippe

    Doesn't look like I'm going to make it after all. You guys enjoy it.

    October 4, 2013

  • Rrric

    Likely cycling from Berkeley. Email me if interested.

    October 4, 2013

  • Philippe

    Wont be back in time for the hike but will meet you at the club.

    October 2, 2013

  • Gareth M.

    I am still after lift (from SF or a BART station) if anyone has a spare seat. Thanks.

    September 30, 2013

    • Berkeley B.

      Sent you a text & email

      October 2, 2013

    • Gareth M.

      Thanks. Still after a lift from SF if anyone has a spare seat (will avoid early morning trek to the BART station).

      October 2, 2013

  • RZ

    Guys, need a ride from SF or Bart, share expenses, let me know if anyone has a spot on their car. Thanks, Rafael.

    September 30, 2013

  • Dance L.

    Anyone have space in their car for 1 person from Emeryville?

    September 30, 2013

  • Janelle

    Looking for carpool from SF or a BART station

    September 22, 2013

    • Berkeley B.

      I'll drive from Berkeley if you don't find anything else

      2 · September 22, 2013

    • Dance L.

      Ben - I live in Emeryville - can I get a ride with you?

      September 30, 2013

  • Rani

    Any idea how long this will be?

    September 20, 2013

    • Gareth M.

      Still planning exact route. But I expect it to be around 3-4 miles there, possibly a little shorter on the way back.

      September 22, 2013

  • Mani

    I will come from Campbell, and can pick up upto 3 ppl from any suitable spot, preferably along I-880. If you are driving from this area, I can ride with you, too.

    September 21, 2013

  • Veronique S.

    Any carpool possible from any Bart station?

    September 21, 2013

  • Rani

    Carpool from pacifica anyone?

    September 15, 2013

  • Robert

    carpool from Solano anyone?

    August 14, 2013

  • Rani

    Would like to carpool

    August 13, 2013

  • Philippe

    Will confirm close to the date. Thanks Gareth.

    July 22, 2013

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