When we started several years ago, our goal was to explore Silicon Valley (aka "The Valley of Heart's Delight"), in part to show people there was more to the Bay Area than San Francisco.  Now we've visited just about every local museum from Gilroy to Santa Cruz to Millbrae, so we tend to journey farther afield for cultural/historical walks and day trips.  Our events include mundane after-work "well, it's better than just sitting on the couch" walks in local neighborhoods as well as more ambitious hikes and day trips.




1. Read EVERYTHING,(ie event descriptions), etc., CAREFULLY. It is important for YOUR safety and enjoyment of events that you know where to meet up, what to bring, whether the activity is appropriate for you, etc. While we do occasionally omit important information and appreciate your bringing that to our attention, organizers' time is better spent on preparing postings than responding to questions which are already covered. If we don't answer a question it probably means the answer is already there.

( Despite research, advance telephone calls and careful planning, we still can't guarantee that things will always turn out as expected.  But then, most of life is pretty much like that, anyway.  :)  If after treading an event description, you have further questions--please feel free to research on your own to find those answers)

2.  If you sign up, show up.

3.  Organizers really appreciate occasional small contributions to cover Meetup fees, printing maps, etc.  CARPOOL DRIVERS SHOULD ALWAYS RECEIVE DONATIONS FOR CAR COSTS AND BRIDGE TOLLS.

4.  We will occasionally host dog-friendly events, but unless the description specifies that it's okay, please leave Fido and Spot at home.


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  • Kathleen founded Walking thru the Valley of Heart's Delight & Hiking Around

    on July 17

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