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Outdoor Afro After Work: Richmond!

Out of work and into the Outdoors! We hope you'll accompany us for an EASY hike along the San Francisco Bay Trail! This hike is great for beginners.

Join Outdoor Afro and Ranger Raphael Allen as we hike along the bay trail and learn about the important role African American women played in World War II Home Front.


What to Bring
*Proper footwear
*Water
*Trail Snacks
*Windbreaker and fleece- it can be windy on the coast, so please plan to dress in warm layers!
*Flashlight/head lamp

Directions
Driving from the East Bay: 
take 580 West; exit at Harbour Way North.
Exit merges with Harbour Way South heading north.
Follow road north to Cutting Blvd, turning right onto Cutting.
In 2/10ths of a mile turn right onto Marina Way. 
Continue south on Marina Way to the very end (1 mile) and park. For GPS/ reference' sake, map the directions to 1401 Marina Way (a Comcast ofc), and then drive past it to the end of street.

Release
Please make sure to bring a SIGNED copy of the outdoor afro release so that we can start the hike on time
http://www.meetup.com/Outdoor-Afro/files/

Looking forward to you joining us in the outdoors!


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  • Christina

    Nice, relaxing walk. Beautiful views and I definitely plan to visit again. Lots of interesting history.

    1 · October 6, 2013

  • Trina

    The weather was perfect! Looking forward to another meetup.

    October 4, 2013

  • Angel J.

    Bummer. Not feeling well.

    October 3, 2013

  • Zoë P.

    looking forward to seeing everyone tonight. Make sure to give yourself plenty of time to navigate traffic.

    October 3, 2013

  • Brianna C.

    Gotta cancel. Something came up. Have fun!

    October 1, 2013

  • raphael a.

    During the shutdown, I can't come as a ranger, or lead a ranger- program. So what if we crowd-sourced a mini-program instead? Pick one of these two sisters –Frances Albrier or Charlotta Bass – or find out about the WWII-era experiences of a civilian woman in your family--10 seconds each, around the circle, ok? We’ll take a few minutes to share those things tomorrow. Let’s also meet 1 street over, at the south end of Marina Way (not to be confused with Marina Bay Parkway). Why? There's a clean public restroom at this starting point, just in case folks need one. Driving from the East Bay:
    take 580 West; exit at Harbour Way North.
    Exit merges with Harbour Way South heading north.
    Follow road north to Cutting Blvd, turning right onto Cutting.
    In 2/10ths of a mile turn right onto Marina Way.
    Continue south on Marina Way to the very end (1 mile) and park. For GPS/ reference' sake, map the directions to 1401 Marina Way (a Comcast ofc), and then drive past it to the end of street.

    October 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I may not be able to make it. Have fun

    October 1, 2013

  • raphael a.

    Since this park is not on federal land (here NPS pays for staff and exhibits). its trails will not be closed.

    October 1, 2013

  • raphael a.

    Since this park is not on federal land (here NPS pays for staff and exhibits). its trails will not be closed.

    October 1, 2013

  • Zoë P.

    Hi Everyone-

    I'm writing to let you know that, despite the government shutdown, the hike will go on. However, we may not have a ranger join us if the government does not re-open.

    Kindly remember to

    1. Bring a signed copy of your waiver

    2. Give yourself plenty of travel time as traffic on the 1-80 can be heavy during rush hour. We will be starting on time.

    3. Update your rsvp if you are no longer able to attend

    October 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    With the government shutdown, are we still able to complete this hike - since it is a national park?

    1 · October 1, 2013

    • Zoë P.

      Though we won't have a ranger unless the govt reopens, we're on!

      October 1, 2013

  • Zoë P.

    Hi Everyone- The hike will go on, however we may not have a ranger join us unless the government re-opens. Please make sure to bring your signed waivers and to give yourself plenty of travel time as traffic on the I-80 can be heavy during that time.

    As always, we ask that you kindly update your RSVP if you will not be joining us.

    October 1, 2013

  • raphael a.

    Hey Zoe, Tamar! Hey folks!! So glad we'll spend a part of this evening together walking, talking and reflecting. There are 4 history panels between the start of our walk and the Rosie the Riveter Memorial, all of which are great conversation pieces that, I hope, will trigger connections to our respective WWII-era family stories. And I'll tell you about two of the many African American women who busted the WWII civilian scene wide open--so much so that you will quickly see how the 1960s & 70s were prefigured by some of the visionary ideas that sisters were floating in the 40s. We'll also walk the 440-foot length of the Rosie the Riveter timeline before turning around and heading back to our starting point. I hope that the RtR Memorial, the history markers, and the SF Bay Trail will all feel like they're yours **to own** and return to at will, by the time we're done.

    5 · September 24, 2013

    • Zoë P.

      Ranger Raphael is the best!

      September 25, 2013

    • Audra F.

      After reading this I'm sorry I'll miss it. I walk this area of the trail about 3 times a week. I am sure that additional information provided will be a great deal more interesting. Have fun!!

      1 · September 28, 2013

  • Tamar

    I opened this portion of the building back in 2007, when I headed up Facilities and Office Operations for SunPower Corp, after it has been sitting since its earthquake retrofit for many years. It is the Historic Ford Assembly Plant and the building has beautiful bones. In addition to the Oil House, I hope you get a chance to take a look at the Crane Pavilion. The views back to the City from this nestled land's end, are also gorgeous in the evening, as the sun sets and into darkness.

    3 · September 14, 2013

    • Zoë P.

      Thanks for sharing Tamar!

      September 16, 2013

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