On this beautiful forest stream-lake-canyon hike, you will learn a very new and effective approach to mindful meditation while hiking at normal speed. The meditation technique you will learn can also be used in the midst of daily activities. It enhances your joy (see group photos).
This is a[masked] hour (3.3 mile) hike through mixed forest, stream, lake, and canyon meadow on the Wildcat Gorge – Lake Anza – Curran – Meadow Canyon trail loop in Tilden Regional Park. Included are verbal meditation instructions along the way as well as a short sitting meditation session toward the end of the hike. The trail is considered easy with an elevation gain of 499 feet. For those concerned about their fitness, the average hiking speed is about 2mph. If you have further questions on this, please send a message to the organizer. The hike will happen rain or shine.
As the weather has been quite warm lately, bring plenty of drinking water and a light (preferably waterproof) ground cloth as we will occasionally be sitting on the ground. Snacks, also, if you get the munchies (especially as we approach the lunch hour!). A hiking pole is recommended. If it is raining, bring light rain gear.
For some, the trail may take a few extra minutes to find as the parking area is on Lone Oak Road off of Central Park Drive in Tilden Regional Park, and easily missed if you’re not careful, so it’s better to plan on arriving 15 minutes early. Look at the Meetup Event album for photos of the Lone Oak Picnic area and Wildcat Gorge trailhead. The hike will start on time.