Same hike 2 days this week (Tue and Thu). Please sign up for one day only.
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.