Wait - is she seriously taking us to a cemetery?! Well, yeah. But, this isn't just any cemetery. It's Mountain View, an Oakland treasure. It was designed by Frederick Law Olmstead of Central Park fame and there is a definite park-like feeling to the place. People walk their dogs, kids are out on their bikes.... www.mountainviewcemetery.org/about-us/history
We'll get a good work out hiking up to the crypts on "Millionaires Row". This is where the Ghirardelli family is buried... The Merritts and the Crockers and others of Bay Area fame are close by, too.
After the walk... Fenton's (http://www.yelp.com/biz/fentons-creamery-oakland-2) anyone? :-)
Hike - About 2-3 miles through the cemetery grounds and hills, with nice views and historical tidbits 'cause I can't help myself. If you're looking for a vigorous hike this isn't it.
Bring - Water, layers, headlamp/ flashlight/ flashlight app.
Restrooms - I don't know of any restrooms in the cemetery. Plan accordingly.
Dogs - Walk is dog friendly, but please keep Fido on leash at all times. Not everyone in the group is comfortable around dogs.
Kids - You can always bring kids on my hikes. I trust that you read the event description and can tell whether this would be a fun experience for yours.
Waitlist and Attendance Note - If you sign up to attend, you are counted on to show up. If plans change, please update your RSVP so others can take your spot. Chronic no-shows will be removed from the group.
Questions? As always, my number is posted by the event location. Please text/ pm/ call should you have any questions. Phone help is not available if you're late and the hike started already.
MEETING SPOT AND PARKING
We will meet at the top of Piedmont Ave. Street parking usually available. Please come early and give yourself 5 minutes to find parking. Please be on time and update your RSVP if plans change. We start at the posted time.