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Fri evening hike in Upper Rockridge

  • May 9, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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Postponed from Fri 4/25 due to rain.  Fingers crossed for better weather in May.

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Let's go on another after work hike - this time in the beautiful Rockridge neighborhood. We'll also check out Lake Temescal and its newly restored cascade.

Hike: 2 hours, ~4mi, with ~700ft elevation gain. 

It's an urban hike - meaning that most of the route is on paved paths and streets, through real neighborhoods. 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.  So 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 us :) Side note: for those interested, my Oakland routes are mapped here: http://goo.gl/maps/V3zf8. Feel free to print them out and explore on your own.  This hike is roughly following the blue route.

Bring- water, comfy walking shoes, layers, flashlight or headlamp if you have one.  I'll bring extras for the group, but I hope we'll be back in daylight and we won't need them.

Restrooms - There's a restroom at the meeting point.

Dogs - you can bring dogs, but please keep Fido on leash at all times, not everyone in the group is comfortable around dogs. Plus this is an urban hike - I'd worry about the dog taking off into the street.

Kids - you can always bring kids on my hikes. I trust that you read the event description and can tell whether this would be a fun experience for them.

Attendance Note - if you sign up to attend, you will be counted on to show up. So please keep your RSVP up to date to reflect your intentions to join us. All members who do not show up will be recorded as a NO SHOW in the system. Members with 3 or more No Shows will be removed from the group.

Questions? As always, my number is posted above under the event location.  Please call/text/email should you have any questions about our hike.

MEETING SPOT AND PARKING

We'll meet at Lake Temescal, in the big parking lot at the North end of the lake. The address is 6500 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94618. Parking is free.

Please look up directions ahead of time. Lake Temescal gets people and map apps confused. The park has 2 entrances: one is off Broadway and the other is off Broadway Terrace.  We'll meet by the entrance off Broadway, NOT Broadway Terrace. Pay attention and program your map app correctly. Don't assume that it will pick the right entrance without your input.

If you click on "Lake Temescal North Entrance" at the top of the event, a map will open up so you can get directions.  

Here's the street view if it helps. You can see the big parking lot on the right hand side as you drive down Broadway.

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

Lake Temescal

Bay views

Stairs!


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  • Giuseppe

    If i would habe been able to go it wpild have been

    1 · May 11, 2014

    • Giuseppe

      I think i mispelled some words and didn't finish the sentence... oh wrll

      May 11, 2014

  • julian

    If anyone wants to carpool from the Lake Merritt area, please drop me a line! :)

    May 9, 2014

    • Jennifer A.

      Or I have space for one person in my car

      May 9, 2014

    • julian

      Sorry we didn't get to connect, Jennifer!

      May 10, 2014

  • julian

    I've been to several Meetup by various groups over the years. And this was the best ever! My hat off to Alina for being an excellent organizer, for designing an excellent hike, and attracting a good crowd :)
    Finally, a hike that's not in the morning!! :D

    1 · May 10, 2014

  • Ram

    Thanks Alina for the beautiful hike and for being a wonderful guide :)

    1 · May 9, 2014

  • Susanna

    Thank you, Alina, for yet another fun and beautiful urban hike.

    1 · May 9, 2014

  • Rebekah

    What a great way to start the weekend. Alina was a terrific guide

    1 · May 9, 2014

  • Alina

    Hurry! Hurry taking off soon

    May 9, 2014

  • Tamara

    Almost there I parked on the wrong side.

    May 9, 2014

  • Robert

    I'll come instead Giuseppe

    May 9, 2014

  • Giuseppe

    Too bbad with this traffic can't make it on time to oakland i am in novato. Will definitively see you at the next one. Did i say too bad?

    May 9, 2014

    • Alina

      peccato, giuseppe...
      see you at the next one... we'll be followed by a moon shadow :) have a good weekend.

      May 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Soooo excited to be going- this is very close to my house and I love walking and hiking! This is a good way to meet new folks and check out my (relatively new) 'hood!

    1 · May 7, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Enjoy, folks! Something came up for me. Will see you 5/30 I hope! :)

      May 9, 2014

  • Rebekah

    Really looking forward to it. Thanks so much for organizing !

    May 8, 2014

  • Alina

    Hi all. Our Rockridge hike is coming up tomorrow (Fri) evening. Hope to see everyone there but please remember to update your RSVP if plans change. Thanks!!!

    May 8, 2014

  • Giuseppe

    I am not sure if I'll make it on time it all depends on traffic. If I can't make it I will sadly updated my RSVP so someone else can bump up

    May 7, 2014

  • Alina

    Is it really 30 people on the waitlist?! 'kay... guess we need a do-over. Friday 5/30 it is.

    May 7, 2014

  • Virginia W.

    Really want to join but this week has gotten super busy. Hope we will do this hike again in the future!

    May 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm sorry to miss this hiking expedition, but I will be out of town. I will catch you all next hike.

    April 28, 2014

  • Jeni

    I've got plans on the new date :( Enjoy it all!

    April 25, 2014

    • Alina

      Sorry, Jeni. Hope to catch you at another one soon.

      April 25, 2014

  • Alina

    Folks, the weather is not looking good. Even if it stops raining, it will stay cloudy and cold. I'd rather we hike this route on a nice sunny day. I changed the date to Fri 5/9. I hope you can make the new date. Fingers crossed for better weather.

    April 25, 2014

  • Rebekah

    Hi. This sounds great. Would love to take a spot if there's a cancelation. Thx in advance!

    April 24, 2014

  • Stephanie

    I am so sorry I needed to cancel as I would have loved to attend this hike. However, someone gets a change to take my spot! I'll try to attend another event soon.

    April 24, 2014

  • Alina

    Hi all. Our Rockridge hike is coming up tomorrow (Friday) and as of now the forecast does not look good. I'll keep checking, but if it doesn't look any better by early afternoon tomorrow, I will cancel and reschedule in a couple of weeks.
    You should know that even if the hike is on and it looks dry when we start, there is a chance it will start raining while we're hiking. So it's entirely up to you if you want to take that chance with us or not.
    If the iffy forecast changes your mind about coming, please update your RSVP.

    April 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be better prepared for this one, because I'm off work this time. Let the games begin!!

    1 · April 23, 2014

  • Mary F.

    Hi Alina! I took myself off this one! See u Wednesday!

    1 · April 16, 2014

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