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Leader: Greg Cabiness (415) 203-7055 kcab@pacbell.net Meet: 9:00am under the Safeway sign at Market & Dolores. Depart 9:15. Rating: Moderate, 8 miles, 900 feet elevation gain. We'll start at Tilden Park's Little Farm parking area, and after waving to the domesticated animals, hike up forested Laurel Canyon. On the way, we will detour on the less travelled lovely Pine Tree Trail, then up to the Peace Grove where you can pay homage to your favorite luminary and named cedar. We'll take an early lunch at Wildcat Peak which affords fantastic 360 views. Afterwards, we'll "bushwhack” across the park line to Wildcat Canyon Regional Park. Here we walk along the ridge line, returning via secluded Havey Canyon and Wildcat Creek, finishing in the forest around Jewel Lake. Sorry, no dogs allowed in Tilden and Wildcat Canyon Parks. Bring: Lunch, water (at least one liter), hat, sunscreen. Hiking shoes recommended. Driving distance: 35 miles round trip. Carpooling cost: $5.00 per passenger (includes $6 bridge toll). Alternate meeting place: 10:00am at Tilden Park Little Farm parking area. Directions: take I-80E to I-580W. Exit Buchanan St (in Albany), right onto Buchanan and 0.5 mi to slight right onto Marin Ave. Continue 2.0 mi (forward thru traffic circle) to slight left onto Cragmont Ave and 0.7 mi to merge onto Grizzly Peak Blvd. Go 100 yd and turn right onto Wilcat Canyon Rd then quick left onto Canon Drive, then 0.4 mi to slight left onto Central Park Drive, following it for 0.1 mi to parking area. Google: “Tilden Nature Area, Central Park Drive, Berkeley, CA”


Leader: Gary Weiss (415)279-5570 garysfx@gmail.com Meet: 9:00am under the Safeway sign at Market & Dolores. Depart 9:15. Rating: Strenuous, 9 miles, 2000 feet elevation gain. We'll start on West Ridgecrest Blvd - .7 miles west of Rock Spring Parking area. It's the only pullout that has a wooden box enclosing trash cans on the right side of the road as you're heading west, and can accommodate around 12 - 15 cars. We'll begin by heading down towards Cataract on a sneaky trail you have not been on before. We'll go a short distance down the trail before leaving Cataract, heading up and over into the next canyon. We'll eventually make it back to Cataract where we'll drop down about 1/3 of the way to Alpine Lake. There should be some remaining cascades. Then we'll veer off and stay high up on the hill above the creek. After we reach - very briefly - Helen Markt Trail, we'll head back up on various gorgeous sections of the watershed. Before heading back to the cars we'll be on several trails within the Simmons Triange. Despite how late it is in the season, the creeks on this part of the mountain will still have plenty of water. We'll peek out into the light on and off, but this "almost-July-4th" hike will be predominantly in the cool shade of the trees. Bring: LOTS of water (more than you think you will drink)!! And, of course lunch, snacks, and very sturdy hiking shoes.. Event will occur rain or shine, though in heavy rain it may be shortened. Driving distance 44 miles round trip. Carpooling cost: $6.00 per passenger. (includes $7 tolls). Alternate meeting place: If you'd prefer to meet at the trailhead, we can meet you there between 10 - 10:15, but PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU PLAN TO MEET US THERE. Take Highway 1 north until it would continue straight ahead towards Muir Beach. At this fork go right - up Panoramic. When you get to the intersection (4 Corners), take the middle road - still Panoramic - towards the summit. Continue up for 4 1/2 miles until you see Pantoll Ranger Station/Campground on the left. Stay to the right to continue up. Soon you'll hit Rock Spring parking lot. Turn to the left on West Ridgecrest for about .7 mile. Or use Google Maps link: https://www.google.com/maps/@37.9111007,-122.6244232,3a,60y,90t/data=!3m9!1e1!3m7!1s5mnyI_cEQvhqmLXdIeYRVg!2e0!7i3328!8i1664!9m2!1b1!2i62

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