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The Rockridge BART to Lake Temescal Walk
Now open for RSVPs. The only cost is $3 cash per adult, kids free. Bring a sack lunch. It will take us one hour & 20 minutes to walk to the lake. We will return to our start about 3:45 PM. We will gather at 11:30 AM outside of the Rockridge BART Station on the North East corner of College Ave. & Keith. Though this walk is short it is tough, many stairs. If coming on BART use the restrooms inside the BART station. (The best restrooms outside of the BART station are at the Trader Joes to the North of the BART station.) Bring water or juice, but don't drink too much as no more restrooms until we reach the lake. Do not expect to buy lunches or even ice cream up at Lake Temescal. Only expect restrooms & drinking water up there. After about 10 minutes we will walk to and through the Upper Rockridge neighborhood passing though 9 pathway stairways. We will reach Lake Temescal about 1:00 PM and walk around the lake and use the restrooms there. There are a couple of spots near the lake that have many big picnic tables. After eating our sack lunches we will walk back along the lake the way we came and enjoy the various facilities there. After leaving the lake the way we came in we will walk back to our starting point using a completely different path but enjoying many different great sites and 9 more pathway stairways just as we did coming up to the lake. This walk is relatively short, about 4 miles, and the lake area is flat. However, this walk goes way up into the Oakland hills with an elevation of about 600 feet and then back down again. We will walk up and down 18 pathway stairways. Up there we will see 2 million dollar houses with one million dollar views. If you have any questions about how to get around the Bay Area on public transportation here is a trip planner link provided by the government: http://transit.511.org/ Some legal disclaimers: By joining us for any event you hereby RELEASE and DISCHARGE it's organizers, hosts and participants from any and all liability, claims, demands or causes of action that you now have, or may have in the future, for injuries, damages, death and/or economic loss of any kind or nature, arising in whole or in part out of the activities, advice or information contained herein. You further agree that if you or someone under your supervision uses the information on this website you assume all risks of injury, damage, and economic loss, without limitation, and release providers from all liability therefore. It is advisable to consult a doctor before you begin any strenuous physical activity. The organizer is not trained for emergency medical procedures and no doctors, nurses or ambulances are provided on the walks. Below are 7 photos taken at Lake Temescal, our sack lunch spot. Below are a few of the stairways that we will walk on.

Rockridge BART Station

5660 College Avenue · Oakland, CA

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What we're about

See legal disclaimer at bottom of text. 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 7 miles and might be called urban hiking. Our routes are well planned with good restroom stops properly spaced. We avoid stinky port-a-potties. Though we mainly walk in SF we also walk in Oakland, Piedmont, Sausalito, Berkeley & 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 112 on July 5th, 2015. Kids and cameras very welcome. Dogs and other pets are not welcome. Also, smoking is not allowed on the walks as this is a health group. Occasionally we visit science and nature places. 99 out of every 100 doctors say "JOIN THIS GROUP!"

NEWS: We have 2 walks scheduled for 2 Saturdays: June 2nd & June 9th.

Our "group photo" was taken May 26th, 2018 at our "Berkeley Rose Garden & Cragmont Rock Park Walk."

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.

See how healthy your favorite SF restaurants are by clicking on the link below:

https://101g-xnet.sfdph.org:8443/ords/eeopn... (https://101g-xnet.sfdph.org:8443/ords/eeopn/f?p=132:1)

Here is a great web site about old movies filmed on location in SF: http://reelsf.com/

Some legal disclaimers: By joining us for any event you hereby RELEASE and DISCHARGE it's organizers, hosts and participants from any and all liability, claims, demands or causes of action that you now have, or may have in the future, for injuries, damages, death and/or economic loss of any kind or nature, arising in whole or in part out of the activities, advice or information contained herein. You further agree that if you or someone under your supervision uses the information on this website you assume all risks of injury, damage, and economic loss, without limitation, and release providers from all liability therefore. It is advisable to consult a doctor before you begin any strenuous physical activity. The organizer is not trained for emergency medical procedures and no doctors, nurses or ambulances are provided on the walks.

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