Details posted for San Francisco- The Mission & Views Hike, Oct. 29 (Sat.)

From: Julio M.
Sent on: Friday, October 21, 2011 12:05 AM

Hello All,

Our next hike will be in San Francisco on Halloween weekend. We will explore the Mission District and the area to the south of the heart of San Francisco and its fine views and charming neighborhoods.

The hike distance is 6.5 miles with an altitude gain of 1000 feet so it will be at the easier end of our usual intermediate level hike range. With our later than usual start time and somewhat easier than usual hike, those who are so inclined will still have enough energy to explore Halloween in San Francisco after the hike.

There will be an optional dinner and optional exploration of Halloween in San Francisco after the hike.

Details are posted below.

I hope you can join us....

Your Organizer,
- Julio M.

P.S. Checkout my meetup.com group at:
              http://www.meetup.com/San-Francisco-Bay-Area-Outings/

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San Francisco- The Mission & Views Hike, Oct. 29 (Sat.)
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Destination: San Francisco- The Mission & Views Hike
Date: October 29, 2011 (Saturday)
Total length of hike: 6.5 miles
Total elevation gain: About 1000 feet
Further information on our meeting location at South Beach Park (which is next
           to South Beach Harbor) can be found at URL:
              http://www.southbeachharbor.com/directions_drive.html
     
Cost:  Caltrain roundtrip ticket $13.50 plus parking $4.00. Note that we will meet at our usual carpool location on California Avenue in Palo Alto where we can find free street parking and then carpool to the Palo Alto University Avenue Caltrain station to save on parking charges at the University Avenue station.
NOTE: The hike organizer will ask for a voluntary donation of 1-2 dollars at the end of the hike to help cover Meetup’s charge for creating his Meetup group.

Organizer: Julio M.(contact info below)
Get the latest updates on upcoming hikes at my Meetup.com site:
                http://www.meetup.com/San-Francisco-Bay-Area-Outings/

RAIN CANCELS.... In case of doubt, call my cell phone # (listed below) after 9 PM on the night before the hike. I will leave an outgoing message with any notices about hike cancellation due to weather.

RSVP REQUESTED


Meet: 10:15 am at the California Avenue Caltrain Station, 101 S. California
           Avenue, Palo Alto to carpool (meet by the station building).

        10:45 AM at Palo Alto Univeristy Avenue Caltrain station to catch the
            10:58 AM Caltrain Baby Bullet train (meet on Northbound side of
            tracks at far southern end of train platform).

       12:00 PM at South Beach Park in SF (at north end on the side facing
            marina)

NOTE: The Caltrain Baby Bullet leaves San Jose at 10:35 AM and stops in Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Redwood City, Hillsdale,  San Mateo, Millbrae, and San Francisco. See the full schedule at:
             http://www.caltrain.com/schedules/weekendtimetable.html
If you would like to board the train at one of the  stops other than Palo Alto and join the group on the train, we will try to be in the third car back from the north end of the train. If the cars are the grey and red cars, we will be upstairs. Otherwise, if the cars are silver, we will be downstairs. If you can’t find us, call Julio M to meetup with us on the train.              
   
Estimated finish time: 5:30 PM (back at Caltrain station in SF)

* Optional dinner at a restaurant in SF and optional Halloween in the City exploration for those so inclined in the evening.
   
bring: lunch (to be eaten before hike starts since we will not be making a lunch stop), sunscreen, plenty of water, coat (in case it is foggy), all the usual stuff.

Our hike will start at South Beach Park which is a short walk from the San Francisco Caltrain station and immediately to the northwest of AT&T Park.  We will then follow the charming Mission Creek walkway to the Design District of San Francisco with its renovated architecturally interesting buildings. We will then hike to 16th Street and enter the Mission District and make a stop at Franklin Square Park.

We will explore the heart of the Mission District by moving over to 18th Street and its fine unique shops. Next our route will traverse Mission Dolores Park. After leaving the park, our route will take us through a charming residential area of the Mission District. We will then head uphill to discover the fine panoramic views from Tank Hill. Our route will next take us to the hidden Mt. Olympus monument and park and the surrounding lovely neighborhood. For the last segment of our hike we will head over to Corona Heights and admire the stunning views of the heart of San Francisco. As we descend from the heights, we will make a quick aquaintance with the Randall Museum and then end our hike at the Castro Street Muni station from which the T-Line Muni Metro can take us back to the Caltrain Station.
                                                                                                                                             
Trip "leader":
Julio M.
jamzemail (at) gmail (dot) com 
On the day of the hike only: 650(dash)906(dash)2594
Find out about coming hikes at my meetup.com group:
                 http://www.meetup.com/San-Francisco-Bay-Area-Outings/


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