Sep 9, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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Let's meetup for another after work hike in the Berkeley Hills! We will hike for about 2 hours through beautiful hidden paths, parks, and stairways. On a clear evening, we'll have nice views of the Bay. We'll take a dinner-and-sunset-show break at Grotto Rock (it's like Indian Rock but with fewer people).
This is an urban hike - meaning that most of the route is on paved paths and streets, through real neighborhoods. The paths offer great views of the Bay and of people's backyards, decks, and gardens :) If you're interested, the route is mapped here: http://goo.gl/maps/c54j4.
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, picnic dinner, and snacks if you want. You can bring a flashlight or borrow one from me.
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 the top of Solano Ave. Street parking is free after 6pm. Please be on time and update your RSVP if plans change. We will only wait a few minutes past the posted start time - I am timing the hike to watch the sunset!
Here are some pictures of what to expect on this urban hike: