Evening hike in the Berkeley Hills

  • August 27, 2013 · 6:15 PM
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Let's meetup for another after work hike! We will hike for about 2 hours through beautiful hidden paths, parks, and stairways in the Berkeley Hills.  On a clear evening, we'll have nice views of the Bay.  We'll be back before dark, no need for flashlights on this hike.  ***This is NOT a dinner hike.  No need to carry dinner/wine, we're not going to picnic this time.***

It's an urban hike - meaning that most of the route is on paved paths and streets, through real neighborhoods. If you haven't explored the Berkeley Hills before, expect to be impressed. It's a great old neighborhood crisscrossed by beautiful pedestrian-only paths. The paths offer great views of the Bay and of people's backyards, decks, and gardens :)  [Side note: if you're interested, I mapped several routes here: http://goo.gl/maps/PVYGt Tuesday's route is a combination of the orange and blue routes.]

The paths in the hills are steep and have LOTS of stairs. If you hate taking the stairs when the escalator is out, this hike is not for you.  That being said, we tend to go slower than most exercise meetup groups so we can enjoy the scenery and the conversation.  If you're a fast hiker, this hike may not be for you, either.  There is no marked trail to follow.  You can't just run ahead and meet us later... Like it or not, you're stuck with our leisurely-paced group :) 

Bring at least 1L of water.

Sorry but there are NO RESTROOMS by the meeting spot or anywhere else along our route.

Please no dogs on this hike.

 

MEETING SPOT AND DIRECTIONS

We will meet at corner of Euclid and Eunice in Berkeley.  Street parking is plentiful and free.  Please be on time and update your RSVP if plans change.  We will only wait a few minutes past the posted start time.


Here are some pictures of what to expect on this urban hike:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • joan O

    Thanks, Alina for yet another great after-work hike. The sunset was beautiful and we were in the right spot at the right time to see it.

    August 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll ditto Jay. First timer. Really appreciated the hike, great setting, good conversations, great views and a fun group. Thanks Alina. Look forward to the next trek.

    August 28, 2013

  • Laetitia

    beautiful views, great work out and good discussions

    August 27, 2013

  • jay

    thanks alina.......so glad i finally got in to one of your hikes!! :) it was a fun, friendly group. beautiful sunset. i hope to see everyone on future hikes!!

    August 27, 2013

  • Alina

    Listen up waitlisters. I changed the waitlist settings to "manual".

    The RSVP limit for this event is 15 people. So when the number of sign-ups drops below 15, everyone on the waitlist will get an email. To snag the open spot, come to the event page as soon as you see the email and manually change your RSVP from "Waitlist" to "Attending". The spots are given out on a first-come first-served basis so if you come to the page but Meetup doesn't let you change your RSVP to "Attending" it means someone else got to it first. Be patient and check you inbox for more openings; multiple spots usually open the day of as last-minute obligations force many to drop out.

    This approach for assigning last-minute open spots cuts down on unintentional no-shows and ensures that people who sign up are still interested and can make it even at the eleventh hour.

    August 26, 2013

  • Jermaine H.

    Hope the weather stays beautiful. I hate wearing jackets and hoodies on these hikes!

    1 · August 26, 2013

  • Ed

    Changed RSVP to play tennis and let someone else enjoy this hike.

    August 26, 2013

  • Alina

    Hello fellow hikers. Please remember that our Berkeley hike is coming up tomorrow (Tuesday) evening. I hope to see you all there, but please update your RSVP if plans change. I'm sure the many folks on the waitlist would appreciate your courtesy. Thank you!!!

    August 26, 2013

  • Doan D.

    Can we make the meeting time a little later?. I dont get out of work till 530; earliest I can make it there is like 630. 7 might be best! :)

    August 22, 2013

    • Alina

      Sorry, Doan. To my dismay, the days are getting shorter and shorter :( I can't start any later or else we come back in the dark.

      August 22, 2013

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