Details: This is a twelve mile, nearly 3000 ft elevation gain lasso through the hills of EBMUD watershed land. This your chance to see what Contra Costa County would look like without its suburban sprawl.
Pace: Moderate to leisurely, i.e. approximately 2 mph on average. If you prefer to hike really fast and get back early, this is not the hike for you. Conversely this is not a stroll. If 2 mph is faster than you like to hike you will not enjoy this one. Mellow hikers especially welcome.
Leader: Steve Bakaley ( [masked] (preferred). or[masked])
Bring: Lunch, Snacks, layered clothing and at least 2 liters of water (no potable water source anywhere on the route - bring more if it's hot.) Well-fitting hiking boots with lug soles are strongly recommended as there are some steep downhills covered with ball-bearing-like pebbles.
Return to cars: approximately 6:15 PM.
Cancellation: Any rain cancels.
Meet: 10:00 am in the Rancho Laguna Park parking lot in Moraga.
Directions: Take Hwy 24 to the Orinda / San Pablo Dam Rd exit in Orinda. . Go south on Moraga Wy to Canyon Rd. Right on Canyon Rd to Camino Pablo. Left on Camino Pablo to park entrance (watch for it on left - easy to miss).
Carpool: Leader will be at Lafayette BART 9:15 am. Nonetheless you are encouraged to arrange your own carpools from places more convenient for you.