Weekend hiking with the canine companion(s) and socializing with other hikers in the community. One doesn't have to be a dog owner to be a member; just someone who likes hanging around dogs and the outdoors. Since I'm still learning the area, I will be posting dog-friendly hiking trails from www.bahiker.com, but other suggestions are welcome and encouraged.
My partner and I have a senior Corgi, so most hikes will be low-key and fall within beginner-to-intermediate levels. The majority of the hikes will fall between one to two hours. Feel free to hike longer/shorter if you want, and to set your own hiking pace (Zin and I tend to walk slower because of her knees).
This is a FREE Meetup group, and I have no intention to ever charge a membership fee. Summer hikes will tend to start at 9 or 10 am because of the warmer weather. The rest of the season we will have hikes with start times of 10 or 11 am. I will try to balance the majority of the hikes between Marin and Sonoma County, with the occasional trip out to the East Bay Regional Parks.
Hope to see you on the trails!
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