Directions/meeting point:(the meetup.com directions linked above are not always reliable, use these details to find the start of the hike) the meeting point will at the at the start of Stonewall-Panoramic trail on Stonewall Road in Berkeley. I will be driving my Silver Subaru Impreza WRX, license plate ending in 468. I'll be wearing this black Sanzaru Games hoodie (if it's not too hot). I'll send out my cell to RSVPs (but as always there is no guarantee of reception).
This weeks hike is in Claremont Canyon in Berkeley. We will take Stonewall-Panoramic trail up the canyon to the UC East-West trail to its end before returning via the UC Jordan Trail. I expect this to be around 6-8 miles with pretty decent elevation gain (the first mile or so is very steep with around 1000 feet elevation gain)
Dress in layers, bring lots of water and snacks. Hopefully the weather will be good, but be prepared for rain and mud. The park allows on-leash dogs, and well behaved dogs are welcome. Carpooling recommended as there is not a ton of parking at the trailhead (park along Stonewall Rd, though be sure to obey "no parking" signs).
If anyone fancies a post-hike beer and a snack, we'll be heading over to Triple Rock brewery in Berkeley after the hike.