EVERYONE MAY NOW JOIN THE GROUP EXCEPT THOSE FEW WHO WERE BANNED. Walking or hiking. Meet other local people who are interested in walking or hiking for fitness and learning about San Francisco's history, including its movie history. This walking group is unique. It is primarily a health group with a dash of history talk for flavor. It is for people in average physical shape who need restroom stops and not for athletes or people with serious medical conditions.
We keep our group together. We go on many different urban walks, in the best areas, that vary greatly in amounts of climbing and history facts. We walk at a leisurely pace and enjoy the scenery. Sometimes at a walk's end we have an optional dinner together at a fine restaurant, usually Indian, reasonably priced.
Our walks are usually 5 to 6 miles and might be called urban hiking. Our routes are well planned with good restroom stops properly spaced. We avoid stinky porta-potties. Though we mainly walk in SF we also walk in Oakland, Sausalito, Berkeley, Piedmont & Alameda.
We always take roll and if more than 20 attendees we give all a name tag. Attendance is usually unlimited and has ranged from 1 to 98. We had 119 free walks for almost 3 years. In January 2010, we started usually charging adults $2 and kids remain free. Last Feb. 16th the price went up from $2 to $3. Kids and cameras are very welcome. Dogs and other pets are not welcome. Also, smoking is not allowed on the walks as this is a health group. Any adult member who pays for 7 walks in the calendar year 2013 gets to attend all of the remaining walks of 2013 for free. Occasionally we visit science and nature places. 99 out of every 100 doctors say "JOIN THIS GROUP!"
NEWS, May 17th: On Saturday, May 18th, we do our very popular "Walk Around the Mosaic Stairway.". Then one week later we do our "Walk on the San Francisco Waterfront (North of Market Street)." Then the next Saturday, June 1st, we do our "Twin Peaks/Noe Valley Walk." Then the next Saturday, June 8th, we do our "March to the Sea." One may leave any of our walks early without penalty.
Our "group photo" at the top left was taken at our most recent walk, May 11th, called "A Walk Around the Mosaic Stairway"
Click on "Photos" near the top of the screen to see over 5,000 photos of our walks thanks to scores of our members. Click on "Pages" to see more on this group and there click links to a short "History of San Francisco Made Simple," and also to the movies made on location in SF.
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