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Urban Hike--Explore Yerba Buena Island/Treasure Island/Wine Tasting & Thai Food!

Join us for a fun urban hike up Yerba Buena Island, a natural island in the middle of the SF Bay & Treasure Island. Take in one of the most beautiful, scenic views in the world of the San Francisco Bay & skyline & of the new & old span of the Bay Bridge while we explore & discover the natural habitat of the island. Have a great time socializing while meeting new friends & enjoy lots of fun & laughter. Members in the group are always nice & friendly. We always have a lot of fun whenever we all get together with a couple of other meetup groups also invited. So join in on the fun! We look forward to seeing you there!

We will meet at Starbucks for coffee & a meet & greet. Please arrive by at least 1pm for announcements & brief intros. At 1:15pm, we will catch the shuttle Bus to Treasure Island (7 mins). First, we'll hike up Yerba Buena Island & climb to the top of the island for some amazing and historical views. See the new and old eastern spans of the Bay Bridge side by side, the western span of the bridge and visit the old plane Signal Tower turned Officer's Club, now deteriorating, condemned and eerie. We will then head down to Clipper Cove Beach & up a "secret path and staircase" to Treasure Island. From there, we'll stroll down Avenue of the Palms and visit Bliss Dance, a titan of a woman steel structure built for the 2010 Burning Man event. From the coastal trail, we will get a breathtaking & picturesque view of the San Francisco bay & skyline. Then, we will take a winery tour & do some wine tasting. Before returning to the city, we will take in a magnificent view of the sunset over the SF bay. It's quite a distance & a few hills, so you will get a pretty good workout. At around 5pm, we will take the shuttle bus back to San Francisco for some tasty Thai food.

• BEFORE MEETING UP: Be sure to grab your lunches, drinks & snacks for our hiking exploration. Be sure to have a healthy snack handy & a bottle of water in case of dehydration & blood sugar drops due to exercising several hours. Conveniently, there are plenty of stores, shops & delis in the area.

• DIFFICULTY: Easy/moderate with some rest stops for photos & bathroom breaks. For specifics: please google map -- Directions from Treasure Island Rd & Macalla Rd to Signal Rd to 9th St to The SF Winery to Vie Winery to Treasure Island Rd. (Difficulty Rating Legend: http://www.hikenewengland.com/LegendRating.html)

• AFTER URBAN HIKE: Dinner, dessert, drinks, karaoke &/or whatever the night brings! PLEASE NO LATE GUESTS arrivals for dinner, drinks, etc. after the hike. Thank you!

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NOTE: CASH ONLY PLEASE FOR DINNER -- for easier & quick bill payment.

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• ORGANIZER FEE: An advanced fee of $2 is required via Paypal to join this event. (Or you may pay in person at the meetup location.) Please send payment as GIFT under the "personal" tab to:

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REFUNDS: A refund is offered if the Meetup is cancelled or is rescheduled. Credit is given if the member changes their RSVP before the start of the event. Thank you!

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• Bus Fare: $2.00 one-way

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PARKING INFO: We usually get some late-comers because of parking issues. Parking is difficult in this busy area, especially on weekends. I would highly recommend public transportation. But, if you need to drive in, here is a link for parking garages in the area:

PARKOPEDIA: http://en.parkopedia.com

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  • Cela

    It was wonderful meeting everyone & a super fun day! Look forward to next time. If you like to get in touch with any other members from our group Sunday, they are in my group - "SF Explore Fun & Food" or in one of the following groups:

    Bay Area Anything Active
    Bay Area Adventures - Hiking, etc

    1 · January 16, 2014

  • Cela

    Five no-shows in this group (out of 61 attendees) not too bad --
    PQ
    Josh
    Shirley
    Sunny
    Virpal

    January 16, 2014

  • Cela

    Hi Members, Please remember to change your RSVP if you can't make the event & help me keep YOU off the no-show (naughty) list. Thank you!

    January 11, 2014

  • Cela

    Welcome Members! This will be a fun meetup exploring Yerba Buena & Treasure Island. This is one of my favorite places to walk & to witness the beauty of the SF Bay. So far we have about 20 members who have RSVPd from various meetup groups invited. Looking forward to a fun day hiking, exploring & meeting new friends!

    January 8, 2014

    • Maria

      Thanks

      January 9, 2014

    • Cela

      Hi Maria, our hike ends much earlier than that. Please see the schedule in paragraph 2.

      January 11, 2014

  • Cela

    Hi Members, Please be sure to change your RSVP if you can't make the meetup. We appreciate you letting the group know that you won't be able to attend. Looking forward to a fun day exploring Yerba Buena & Treasure Island, hiking & meeting new friends!

    NOTE: Please help me keep YOU off the no-show list by simply remembering to change your RSVP. I prefer not to put anyone on the naughty (no-show) list. Thank you! :)

    January 11, 2014

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