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Claremont Canyon evening hike (Tuesday reprise)

  • Sep 17, 2013 · 6:15 PM
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Since the waitlist for the Monday evening hike is so long (currently stands at 22!), I'm posting the same hike for Tuesday, too.  No food trucks this time, just the hike.  Please only sign up for one of the two days.

This will be a 3-mile loop hike with 1,000 ft elev gain to the top of Claremont Canyon to get some exercise and enjoy evening views of the Bay. We may get fog or we may get views.  I never know what the Bay Area weather gods have in store for us.  Keep your fingers crossed for a nice evening with clear views.

The uphill on this hike is VERY STEEP.  It is the most challenging hike in Berkeley, IMHO.  It starts off steep and it gets steeper, with no flat part to give us a respite.  We tend to go slower than other meetup/exercise groups so we can enjoy the scenery and the conversation but this hike will challenge even the fittest amongst us. But who doesn't love a challenge?! Plus, the panoramic views at the top are amazing and make the climb totally worth it.  The walk down the hill is more manageable - a combination of staircases and pedestrian paths through the charming Panoramic Hill neighborhood. 

Bring lots of water and wear sturdy hiking shoes. Bring an extra warm layer since it may be windy on the hill.  Bring a flashlight/headlamp or borrow one from me; I always carry several extras for the group.

There is no restroom along our route.

Trails are dog-friendly. Your dog must be people-friendly and stay on leash at all times. I know the trails in this park are off-leash, but not everyone in the group is comfortable around dogs so please keep yours leashed. 

As always, my number is posted above under the event location.  Please call/text/email should you have any questions about our hike.

MEETING SPOT AND DIRECTIONS

The street address is 2700 Belrose Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705. Click on Derby St & Belrose Ave under the event location and a map will open up so you can get directions. Free street parking is usually plentiful in the neighborhood.

Please look up directions ahead of time so you can be on time. We will only wait a few minutes past the posted start time.


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  • jenn

    Sorry, Alina. I didn't see that I was off the waitlist until it was too late for me to make the start. I wish I'd been able to!

    September 17, 2013

  • Alina

    Leaving soon... Hurry hurry

    September 17, 2013

  • Alina

    The waitlist was short so I added you all in this morning. I know they'll be some cancellations throughout the course of the day so I expect we'll end up with about 15 people anyway.

    September 17, 2013

  • Janet

    My first meetup. Excited!!!!

    1 · September 16, 2013

  • Alina

    Hi everyone. Our Claremont Canyon evening hike is coming up tomorrow (Tuesday). Hope to see you all there; otherwise please update your RSVP if plans changed. We have a long waitlist. Thank you.

    September 16, 2013

  • joan O

    Thanks for the thorough description , Alina. I could do 1,000 ft gain but not in one shot. Enjoy your 2 days of hiking!

    September 13, 2013

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