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Thursday sunset, dinner, and moonlight hike in Tilden Park

  • Sep 4, 2014 · 6:15 PM
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Same hike 2 days this week: Thursday and Friday. Please sign up for one day only. Thanks!!!

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Join us for a 'dinner and sunset show' hike in Tilden Park.

Hike - a 3.5-mile loop with 800ft elevation gain.  We will head up beautiful but challenging Laurel Canyon and come back via the Wildcat Peak trail.  The distance is short, but I consider this hike moderately strenuous because of the steepness.  We will reach the top about an hour into the hike and then watch the sunset over dinner/snacks/wine.  We'll enjoy panoramic views from the Golden Gate to Mount Diablo.  We may get fog or we may get views, I never know what the Bay Area weather gods have in store for us.  Here's hoping for a clear night. We should be back at the cars by 9:30pm, depends how long we take at dinner.  If you hiked with me before, you know we tend to go slower than most meetups so we can enjoy the scenery and the conversation. Fast-pace hikers are welcome to join and run ahead - all I ask is that you please wait at all trail intersections esp. during night hikes!

Bring - water, dinner, warm layers, scarf, hat, gloves (it's usually windy and chilly at the dinner spot), and a headlamp/ flashlight/ flashlight app. 

Restrooms - there are a couple of port-a-potties at the parking lot.  No other restrooms on the trail.

Dogs - Sorry no dogs allowed on this route :(

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 or post a comment here should you have any questions about our hike.

MEETING SPOT AND PARKING

We will meet in a dirt parking lot, where Lone Oak Road deadends.  Once you turn onto Lone Oak from Central Park Dr, go past the first parking lot and keep going as Lone Oak becomes a dirt road.  Some maps show the dirt road extension of Lone Oak Rd as Loop Rd. Whatever the name, you will be driving on the dirt part until it ends in a locked gate. Park in the lot right before the gate.  Even though it's a dirt road, Lone Oak/Loop Rd is in good condition.  

Here's a google map with the meeting point: http://goo.gl/maps/bxmvG

Please look up or ask me for directions AHEAD OF TIME. It sucks getting lost in Tilden with no cell reception (been there, done that).  We will only wait a few minutes past the posted start time. I am timing this to watch the sunset at the top.

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  • Alina

    Hi all. I'm doing this hike again on Monday. I owe you all a sunnier hike so if you'd like give it a second chance, please join us Monday. Don't worry about the waitlist. http://www.meetup.com/anythingactive/events/205477592/

    September 7, 2014

  • Christiane

    Loverly, as always.

    September 5, 2014

  • Hiking-Sandra

    Finally got new batteries into my headlamp.

    September 4, 2014

    • Hiking-Sandra

      I liked the new use of our headlamps Maz.

      2 · September 4, 2014

    • maz

      :)

      September 5, 2014

  • maz

    the fog gave it a very ethereal tone to these always wonderful hikes

    September 5, 2014

  • Alina

    Thanks again for coming out last night! The views, the sunset, the moonlight.... not so much. But still fun because all of you were there to make it so :) I had a blast.

    1 · September 5, 2014

  • Laurie M.

    Lots of fun, great exercise, delicious food! The only thing missing was the view. :) Thanks, Alina!

    September 5, 2014

  • Hiking-Sandra

    Just curious why there is one spot available for tonight's hike and 18 people on the waiting list?

    September 4, 2014

    • Stacey

      If you're on the waitlist you still have to login and claim a spot.

      1 · September 4, 2014

    • Hiking-Sandra

      Exactly...so no one jumped in?

      September 4, 2014

  • Hiking-Sandra

    Great food was great. I am still full! The drive back was foggy and dark part of the way.

    September 4, 2014

  • Janelle

    Is this a potluck dinner?

    September 3, 2014

    • Corena H

      Hi, Janelle, May I ride with you, meet at the front of Safeway at 6pm today?

      September 4, 2014

    • Janelle

      I'm so sorry I didn't see that corena! Let's exchange numbers because I don't check this too often

      September 4, 2014

  • cristina

    Stuck in a meeting, Yuck! Have fun without me, so jealous.

    September 4, 2014

  • Jessica G.

    Sorry to have to skip this one! Next time!

    September 4, 2014

  • Alina

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

    September 3, 2014

  • Jason S.

    A zip lining adventure would be a fun meetup!

    August 29, 2014

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