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JUNE 3, SATURDAY: GARIN AND DRY CREEK PIONEER REGIONAL PARK - HAYWARD

Leader: Dean Whitney (415)652-4496 deanbwhitney@gmail.com. Meet: 8:30am under the Safeway sign at Market & Dolores. Depart 8:45. Leader will not be present at Safeway; form casual carpools. Rating: Moderate to strenuous, 9 miles, 1900 feet elevation gain. Garin and Dry Creek Parks are hidden gems tucked in the hills behind Hayward but feel miles and decades away. The cattle ranches and orchards here have changed little since their 1800ís homestead days. Our hike begins on Dry Creek High Ridge Loop Tr, circumnavigating Dry Creek Park through rolling meadows before entering Garin Park on Vista Peak Loop Tr with its panoramic view of Coyote Hills, the South Bay, and the Santa Cruz Mtns. Sorry, no dogs. Bring: water, lunch, sturdy shoes, layers of clothing for the weather, hat, sunscreen. Canceled in event of heavy rain. Driving distance 80 miles round trip. Carpooling cost: $9.00 per passenger (includes $5 toll and $5 per-car entrance fees). Alternate meeting place: Meet leader at 9:30am at Garin Barn Visitor Center, 1320 Garin Av, Hayward, CA. Take Hwy 101S to Exit 414B onto Hwy 92E (San Mateo Bridge toward Hayward). From far right lane, take Exit 26A onto I-880S toward San Jose. After 2 mi, Exit 25 and turn left (east) onto Industrial Pkwy. After 1.9 mi turn right onto Mission Blvd, then 0.2 mi and left onto Garin Avenue. Proceed 1.0 mi to Visitor Center on the right after traffic circle.


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