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The Rockridge Ramble to Lake Temescal and Rockridge Heights

Let's do the Rockridge Ramble to Lake Temescal and the surrounding area.  We will meet at the Rockridge BART station at 1:30.  At 1:40 sharp we will head over to the Rockridge Market Hall to sample the cheeses and pick up a lunch/snack if needed and then head into the hills up to Lake Temescal.  At the lake there are a couple of hiking trails, and even swimming if you wish. 

The Lake Temescal website also says they charge a $3 for beach access and/or swimming.  I was there last year and we were able to just stay in the hiking, picknicking and grassy areas around the lake and not pay the fee.  The website also says there is a $2 dog fee if anyone is contemplating bringing a dog.  It might be a good idea to bring a towel or something to sit on.   

This walk will have some great views, paths, stairways, gardens etc. Latecomers (if not too late) can try to find us at Rockridge Market hall.  Look for us in the coffee bar section.  After that it will be hard to find us, but you can try to look for us at the lake.  

We will take a lunch/snack break, so bring food if you will be hungry or buy some at Rockridge Market Hall. Also bring water and sunscreen.

We will take a route back that leads us to our ending point in the Ashby area.  Happy hour will be in the backyard of a private home in the Ashby area.  We will stop at the Berkeley Bowl to buy food and drink to bring to the happy hour. There will be a fire pit if you want to roast hot dogs etc on the fire.  Those not wanting to join us can leave via the Asby BART or there will be a point on the return walk that you can head back to the Rockridge BART if you wish.

Hope to see you there!

Safety Disclaimer: The organizers of this meet-up are unpaid volunteers and not expert hiking guides.  All participants agree to assume 100% responsibility for their own safety, conduct, and well-being and recognize that possible hazards exist while participating in outdoor (or any other) activities, and agree to participate solely at their own risk.  If you RSVP “Yes” and/or attend any of our events, it shall be conclusively presumed that you understand and agree to this policy.

 

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  • Nicole

    best one yet! Great hike and amazing happy hour/potluck party. Thank you Susan and Shannon!

    July 1, 2014

  • kate

    Great hike and after party! Thanks Susan and Shannon!

    1 · June 29, 2014

  • Larry

    enjoyable, scenic walk

    June 29, 2014

  • Julie V

    Enjoyed my first time with this group. It was a great walk. Looking forward to future walks!

    June 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very enjoyable day. Was fun walking through the neighborhood and the lake area and having random conversations with fellow walkers.

    June 29, 2014

  • Anne

    I had a great time! Enjoyed the walk with beautiful views, meeting new friends & the happy hour. Thank you Susan, you did a great job.

    June 29, 2014

  • Donna

    Really enjoyed the walk today, beautiful area and such lovely people. thank you Susan. And thank to our gracious happy hour host. Happy hour was a lot of fun! Looking forward to the next one.

    2 · June 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a great workout with scenic views thanks !

    1 · June 28, 2014

  • Natasha R.

    Wonderful as usually!
    Thanks a lot, Susan!!!

    1 · June 28, 2014

  • Andrea A.

    Lovely walk, gorgeous day, nice people.

    1 · June 28, 2014

  • LaRu

    Hi folks, sorry I'll miss this. Don't think I can meet y'all in time. Have fun!

    June 28, 2014

  • Julie V

    See you all shortly!

    June 28, 2014

  • Natasha R.

    Good morning! Where exactly we will meet tomorrow? On the platform? Outside? Is one exit there or more? Looking forward to see many of you tomorrow!!

    June 27, 2014

  • Anne

    I'm looking forward to tomorrow!

    June 27, 2014

  • Pepper

    Hi there, i'm new to the area and looking forward to exploring!

    June 27, 2014

  • Natasha R.

    Good morning everyone!

    June 27, 2014

  • John E.

    Hi Susan, do you have an estimated length in miles?

    June 23, 2014

    • Susan O.

      8ish if you are doing the whole hike ending in the Ashby area. You could also shorten to 6ish miles ny breaking off on the return and heading back to Rockridge.

      June 23, 2014

    • John E.

      OK thanks.

      June 25, 2014

  • Terri

    Sorry to miss have to work

    June 20, 2014

  • Sue S.

    Would love to do this one, but I'm taking a class that day. Looking forward to the next one.

    June 20, 2014

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