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Tue evening hike - Berkeley Rose Garden and beyond

  • Aug 5, 2014 · 6:45 PM
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Same hike 2 days this week (Tue and Thu).  Please sign up for one day only.

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Let's go on another urban hike - we'll explore the Berkeley Rose Garden, nearby paths and staircases, and for an extra treat - the storybook architecture of Normandy Village. On a clear evening we should also get nice sunset views of the Bay.  Please note - this is not a dinner hike. You can bring snacks to fuel up as we go, but there's no time to stop for a long break. 

Hike: ~3.5mi, ~600ft elevation gain, tons of stairs. 

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.  There are several back to back staircases that will get our hearts pumping.  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: If you're interested in exploring these paths on your own, I mapped some routes here: http://goo.gl/maps/ceUUl.  Feel free to print them out and explore.  This meetup will roughly follow the brown route.] 

Bring- water, layers, snacks if you want.

Restrooms - there is a restroom at the meeting point but no other ones along our route. 

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.  Also - no dogs allowed in the Rose Garden. Fido will need to wait out that part.

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 in front of the Berkeley Rose Garden.  Free street parking available in the neighborhood.  Please be on time. 


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  • Doan D.

    Thanks for organizing the hike Alina, I get to enjoy many of the beautiful scenery that I havent get a chance to see even though I been living in Berkeley for so many years!

    1 · August 6, 2014

  • Ross

    Delayed won't make it. Sorry.

    August 5, 2014

    • Ross

      Sorry again I was delayed with another obligation, Alina. It looks like it was a great hike despite the weather.

      August 6, 2014

    • Alina

      Sorry, Ross. It was nice. Just muggy and hot... Come Thursday if you can. Same hike, hopefully less muggy.

      August 6, 2014

  • Robert

    Stuck in traffic, will not make it.

    August 5, 2014

    • Alina

      Hi Robert. Sorry you missed us. Please come Thursday if you can. Same hike, hopefully less muggy :)

      August 6, 2014

  • brian

    Sorry I missed you. I got there at 6:50 according to my cell. Got delayed it was my fault. Thought I saw some people heading uphill on Euclid and went that way. I will try another day.

    August 5, 2014

    • Alina

      Hi Brian. Sorry we missed you, too. We were hanging out in the garden until 7pm or so. Please come Thursday if you can. Same hike, hopefully less muggy :)

      August 6, 2014

  • Laurie M.

    Loved this hike. It was so interesting and not seen much of this even though I lived in Berkeley for decades. It was a great mix of natural and architectural beauty along with some exercise. Thanks, Alina for putting this hike together and sharing all of your historical tidbits of information!

    2 · August 5, 2014

  • Virginia W.

    Can not believe how many places I've basically lived around the corner from & not known were there. Thanks for yet another great urban hike, Alina!

    1 · August 5, 2014

  • Hiking-Sandra

    Great tour of north Berkeley
    Hidden treasures.

    1 · August 5, 2014

  • Hiking-Sandra

    Great tour of north Berkeley
    Hidden treasures.

    August 5, 2014

  • Hiking-Sandra

    Great tour of north Berkeley
    Hidden treasures.

    August 5, 2014

  • Hiking-Sandra

    Great tour of north Berkeley
    Hidden treasures.

    August 5, 2014

  • Nikki B.

    not gonna make it either:-( too much traffic

    August 5, 2014

  • Robert

    I'll be late as well, please don't wait for me,

    August 5, 2014

  • Nikki B.

    hi. hows the weather? from here it looks like its raining in the Berkeley Hills

    August 5, 2014

  • Virginia W.

    Anyone heading to this hike Tue night from near a BART station? Promise to make you laugh if I can get a ride :)

    August 3, 2014

    • Doan D.

      Thanks Lan.

      August 4, 2014

    • Doan D.

      Running late, I am going to meeting point directly

      August 5, 2014

  • Marg

    Stuck at work later than I planned! Hope to join another hike soon :)

    August 5, 2014

  • Alina

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

    August 4, 2014

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